Most Wisconsin schools get passing grade on report card
MADISON (AP) -
Most Wisconsin schools meet or exceed expectations as defined on new, more stringent report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction.
The report cards of more than 2,100 public schools released Monday assign scores of between 0 and 100 based on student achievement, student growth in reading and math, graduation rates and closing of achievement gaps between different groups of students.
More than 85 percent of schools meet or exceed expectations.
Only 76 schools failed to meet expectations, the lowest possible ranking.
Gov. Scott Walker praises the news, but says too many schools are failing.
State Superintendent Tony Evers says the new report cards are designed to be a better and more comprehensive way to measure the effectiveness of schools in preparing students for college or work.