How Ready Are Our Students?
Superintendent Wayne Weber
It’s that time of the year again where schools across Wisconsin are anxiously awaiting the release of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Accountability Report Cards for schools and districts. These report cards use a rather complex system to give an overall impression of school and district performance from the preceding school year. The DPI report card support material states, “Our goal is for every student in Wisconsin to graduate, and to be ready to pursue further education and a career. The report cards are designed to inform parents and the community, and to drive discussion about our children’s learning.” That’s a great goal that I believe we can all get behind! Furthermore, who could argue against the concept of parents, communities and educators getting together to discuss our children’s learning?