Frank Lloyd Wright School Report Card Released

Posted on 11/28/2017
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As a learning community, we are continually looking to improve our school’s overall reading and math proficiency.  One source we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for improvement is the School Report Card, issued by the state of Wisconsin.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates a School Report Card and District Report Card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. These public report cards can be found online at: The Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts use performance data to target improvement efforts that ensure students are ready for their next educational step – including the next grade level, graduation, college, and careers.

The current School Report Card is primarily based on last year’s performance, the 2016-17 school year. At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:

  • Student Achievement proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments

  • School Growth measured by year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement

  • Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of a racial or an ethnic group with their peers)

  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness showing reliable predictors of how many students are on-track to graduate from high school and student readiness for post-high school success

Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement – chronic absenteeism rates and dropout rates – when applicable.

The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed in the top left corner of the School or District Report Cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars.

Here’s some information we’d like to share from our report card:

On the 2016/17 School Report Card, FLW had an overall score of 76.4- Exceeds Expectations.  This is a 13 point increase from the 2015/16 School Report Card which was a 63.4- Meets Expectations.  Frank Lloyd Wright is below the state average in the area of STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT but is scoring higher than the state average in the areas of SCHOOL GROWTH and CLOSING GAPS.  Math is still our lowest achievement area on the report card.

DPI has produced two versions of each Report Card:  a quick one-pager labeled “School Report Card” and lengthier, detailed version labeled, “School Report Card Detail.” Both versions can be accessed online at along with resources that explain the report cards.

Please let me know your thoughts and questions as they arise. I look forward to working with you to make 2017-2018 a successful school year for your child!


Jeff Thomson