Kenosha Unified School District school report cards available

The Kenosha Unified School District has made the following announcement regarding the new school report cards issued by the state:

… The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the preliminary School Report Cards. Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is proud to announce that six elementary schools, both of the K-8 schools, a middle school, and a high school have earned an overall rating of Exceeds Expectations (highest), and no KUSD schools are in the Fails to Meet Expectations category (lowest).

The new School Report Card has been redesigned to meet one of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver. Wisconsin is one of over 30 states that has received waiver approval from the NCLB federal program. Previous school reports were based on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), test participation, and graduation or attendance rates.

The new reports utilize a point system that focuses on four priority areas, including: student achievement, student growth, closing gaps, and on-track and post-secondary readiness. Also new is the use of student engagement indicators, which can negatively impact scores based on absenteeism, test participation, and drop-out rates.

Superintendent Dr. Michele Hancock said, “KUSD is pleased with the DPI’s new report card. The enhanced report provides multiple measures regarding student development that our staff can utilize to improve student achievement and growth. This tool will be extremely helpful in measuring our successes and shortfalls as we progress through our transformation plan.”

KUSD will utilize this data to identify areas of need, direct resources as needed, and identify quality programs to serve as models for other schools. For further details regarding the new DPI school report cards, please visit: http://dpi.wi.gov/oea/acct/accountability.html

Here’s a list of the scores for all KUSD schools.

Here’s a guide for interpreting the report cards.

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