WAWM School District Report Card Shows Improvement

WAWM School District Report Card Shows Improvement
Posted on 11/14/2018
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The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District saw an overall score increase of 4.1 on the State of Wisconsin District Report Card moving from 68.1 on the 2016-2017 to 72.2 on the 2017-2018 scorecard.

The increase is largely attributed to adding points in District Growth (representing improvement over time in reading and math) and closing gaps (representing improvement for students in subgroups such as students with disabilities, economic disadvantages and limited English proficiency).

The District maintained its rating of “Meets Expectations.”  

 

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018*

District Report Card Score

65.3

68.1

72.2

District Closing Gap Score/State

59.8/60.8

68.1/61.7

74.8/67.9

Number of Schools Exceed or Significantly Exceed

2

2

5

Number of Schools Meet

10

12

10

Number of Schools Meet Few

4

2

2

Number of Schools Fail to Meet

2

2

0

*The total number of schools is reduced in 2017-2018 due to the consolidation of Lincoln Intermediate School.

Each year, as part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction  produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. The Accountability Report Card includes data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas.  It is important to note that this data reflects student performance on the Forward Exam (third through eighth graders) and on the ACT (eleventh graders).

In addition to the District Report Card, all 18 schools receive a School Report Card.  Of the 16 that received the regular report card, five schools exceed expectations, nine schools met expectations and two schools met few expectations. The two schools that received an alternate rating (due to the type of program they offer) demonstrated satisfactory progress.

“While Accountability Report Cards are an important snapshot of a point-in-time standardized test, they are only one of the measures used to determine performance in relation to our Strategic Plan goals.  Our work also involves the social-emotional growth of our students and embedding the Deeper Learning competencies into every classroom so students are ready for whatever their future plans become,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer.   

“Over the past four years, we’ve faced significant financial challenges and through it all, we’ve remained focused on learning.  We’re especially proud of our growth in the challenging area of closing gaps - we want to ensure that all children are college and career ready when they graduate from our schools,” adds Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond.