The number of Wisconsin public schools that met or exceed expectation went up, under a new set of report cards released by the Department of Public Instruction.
About 88 percent of the state’s schools met the expectations of the grading system or did better, out of the just over 1,900 receiving grades in the second year for the report cards. That’s a two percent increase over last year’s numbers. Only 58 schools received the lowest possible rating of failing to meet expectations, while 169 met few expectations.
The report cards also rated entire school districts, with almost all of the state’s 424 public school districts at least meeting expectations. Only ten met few expectations, while just one district, Milwaukee Public Schools, received a grade of fails to meet expectations.
State Superintendent Tony Evers says the report cards can provide valuable information about education in Wisconsin, along with giving schools a starting point for making improvement plans.