SDNB District Report Card - November 2016

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW BERLIN SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS ON DISTRICT & SCHOOL REPORT CARDS

A District and School Accountability Report Cards for the School District of New Berlin were released Nov. 17, 2016, by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The District and each school received its own report card that evaluated its performance based on multiple measures.

All School District of New Berlin schools “significantly exceed” or “exceed” expectations according to state-issued District and School Report Cards released today.

The District also “significantly exceeds” expectations.

This is the third year for District Report Cards and the fourth for School Report Cards (though none were issued in 2015). Both are intended to offer accountability of how well schools and districts statewide are preparing students to graduate college and career ready.

Report cards provide an accountability index score from 0-100 based on performance in four priority areas:

  • Student achievement in English Language Arts and mathematics on state assessments;

  • Student growth, how rapidly students are gaining knowledge and skills from year to year, focusing on the pace of improvement in students’ performance;

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

  • On-track and postsecondary readiness, or how successfully students are achieving educational milestones that predict later success.

The priority area scores are then 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. The score is primarily based on our performance last year, the 2015-16 school year, across the four priority areas.

Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement – test participation rates, chronic absenteeism rates, and dropout rates when applicable. 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 one to five stars.

Since the last report cards were issued in 2014, the state changed the formulas that determine the report card scores. Additionally, students from previous years were taking different standardized tests as the students reflected in the 2016 score did. Those two factors make a comparison to previous scores challenging. Nevertheless, the district score and all six school scores have increased significantly.

All schools scored extremely well in the areas of student achievement, student growth and on-track/postsecondary readiness and will continue to build on those successes while also focusing on improving its score in closing gaps.

2016 Report Cards

School District of New Berlin District Report Card

Elmwood Elementary School Report Card

Orchard Lane Elementary School Report Card

Poplar Creek Elementary School Report Card

Ronald Reagan Elementary School Report Card

New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School Report Card

New Berlin West Middle/High School Report Card

2014 Report Cards

(Note: The Wisconsin DPI did NOT issue report cards for the 2014-15 school year. To find out why, click here.)

School District of New Berlin District Report Card

Elmwood Elementary School Report Card
Orchard Lane Elementary School Report Card
Poplar Creek Elementary School Report Card
Ronald Reagan Elementary School Report Card
New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School Report Card
New Berlin West Middle/High School Report Card

All School Report Cards are accessible on the DPI website at www.reportcards.dpi.wi.gov.

Parent Resources

Report Cards At-A-Glance

FAQ on School Report Cards
School Report Card Vocabulary Guide

The School District of New Berlin schools are in a unique position in the State of Wisconsin, with the district’s grade 7-12 middle/high schools being compared to 9-12 schools statewide; and K-6 elementary schools being compared to K-5 school statewide. Please be aware of this if you choose to compare SDNB School Report Cards to other district report cards. The School District of New Berlin has made requests with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to separate our school data for more accurate comparisons.

School Report Cards will be issued each year as part of a state-wide accountability system. The system was designed to provide a more complete and balanced picture of school performance that can be used as a guide for school improvement. The accountability system is part of a package of educational reforms that also includes development of a new state achievement test, a new data system and new teacher evaluation methods. For more information about the reforms known as Agenda 2017, visit www.statesupt.dpi.wi.gov/files/statesupt/pdf/agenda2017.pdf.

School District of New Berlin