The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is pleased to announce that eight of our nine schools rated either exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations on the 2015-16 School Report Cards that were issued in November 2016 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for every public school in the state.
Five MCPASD schools – Elm Lawn, Northside, and Sunset Ridge elementary schools, and Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle school – were in the highest category, while Sauk Trail and West Middleton elementary schools and Middleton High School exceeded expectations, which is the second-highest category.
More than 2,100 schools received report cards in the state.
It is the fourth time that DPI has issued School Report Cards. The state did not release report cards last year. Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District has had all of its schools in the top two categories three of the four times the cards have been released.
Clark Street Community School, a charter school for students in grades 9-12, and the 21st Century eSchool for online students, received a different rating that didn't involve scoring because they are new, too small or lack sufficient assessment data to receive an overall accountability rating.
Each public school earned a ''score'' from 0 to 100 that is called an accountability index score. The accountability index score that each of our schools received is based on our performance in four priority areas:
- Student achievement in reading and mathematics on state assessments.
- Student growth, measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement.
- Closing gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of racial or ethnic group with their peers).
- On-track to graduation/postsecondary readiness, using reliable predictors of high school graduation and postsecondary success.
Schools can be placed in one of five categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations, based on their score.
It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability index score is not a ''percent correct'' measurement, and is NOT similar to a score your child might earn on a test in school. Instead, in combination with other school data, the accountability index score will help our school staff determine in what areas we do well and where we can continue to grow. The plan is for School Report Cards to come out every year and for student results on state tests to continue to be reported.
|21st Century eSchool|
|Glacier Creek Middle School|
|Kromrey Middle School|
|Clark Street Community School|
|Middleton High School|