The Unified School District of De Pere is pleased to report the District ‘Exceeds Expectations’ on the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction’s 2018-2019 School Report Cards. The District’s composite score increased by three points over 2017-18 results, and was just one point short of ‘Significantly Exceeding Expectations’. As part of the State accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every publicly-funded school and district in Wisconsin.
The report cards focus on four priority areas:
- Student Achievement (tracked by proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments)
- School Growth (measured by year-to-year progress in ELA and mathematics)
- Closing Gaps (measured by performance between specific student groups such as comparing English learners, low-income students, students with disabilities and members of racial or ethnic groups with their peers)
- On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness (based on reliable predictors of how many students are on-track to graduate from high school and student readiness for post-high school success)
“Our students continue to excel due to their hard work and the support of our families who make education a top priority. In addition, our staff invests in many professional development activities to deliver on the District’s mission of providing a distinct educational edge that prepares all learners to be successful," says Supt. Ben Villarreul.
“We’re committed to making sure our students feel connected to school and have built positive relationships with teachers, staff and peers. Those positive relationships significantly impact the ability of our students to learn and grow,” he adds.
The report card for the District, for each District school, and for each school across the state are available to the public on DPI’s website https://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards