November 16th Jefferson Journal

Special Edition Report Card Information

Newsletter Nov 16th

School Report Cards

November 2021


Good afternoon Jaguars,


We are so excited to have students back in our building this school year with the goal of advancing student learning, achievement, and success! As a learning community, we are continually looking to improve at Thomas Jefferson Elementary. The school report card is one resource we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for improvement.


The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is required by state statute (Wis. Stat. 115.385) to generate a school report card and district report card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. The report cards are intended to help schools and districts use performance data to celebrate successes and improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards.


The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance during the 2020-21 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2020-21 report cards.


At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:

  • Achievement - proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments

  • Growth - year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement

  • Target Group Outcomes - outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.

  • On-Track to Graduation - reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.

The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed on the front page of the school or district report cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars. The Wausau School District’s Overall Score is 68; Meeting Expectations. Thomas Jefferson Elementary has an Overall Score of 85.3; Significantly Exceeds Expectations.


School and district report cards can be accessed online at http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards along with resources that explain the report cards. I have included the report card for the Wausau School District here as well. Our school report card is also posted on our website: www.wausauschools.org.


Please let me know your thoughts and questions as they arise. I look forward to working with you to make 2021-22 a successful school year for your student(s)!


Sincerely,

Brent Johnson

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