The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released School Report Cards for all Wisconsin publicly-funded schools and districts on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Kaukauna Area School District saw substantial improvement: Victor Haen Elementary School earned the “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” distinction; Electa Quinney Elementary School, New Directions Learning Community, Park Community Charter School and River View Middle School earned a place in the “Exceeds Expectations” category; and Kaukauna High School "Meets Expectations." Tanner Early Learning Center has a student body that it too young to take the standardized tests, and therefore, is not included in the DPI’s annual review.
Because of the significant growth and success at the school level, our combined district accountability score and rating, landed KASD in the “Exceeds Expectations” category.
“This distinction is evidence of the academic growth that continues to occur in the Kaukauna Area School District,” said Superintendent Mark Duerwaechter. “We’re on a continuous path of growth and will continue to meet each challenge that brings us to each new level. Our staff and students are putting in the work, are achieving success, and continue to grow every day. It’s a proud time for KASD.”
DPI’s School Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts examine data across four priority areas:
- Student Achievement, measured by proficiency in reading and mathematics on state assessments
- Student Growth, measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement
- Closing Gaps in Performance
- On-track and Post-secondary Readiness
Test participation, absenteeism and dropout rates are also measured. KASD’s 2015-2016 District and School Report Cards are available online.
The good news on KASD Report Cards comes on the tail of the release of Statewide Assessment data on October 18, 2016, which showed KASD above state averages for elementary E/LA, math, social studies and science proficiency, as well as High School ACT Statewide Assessment scores.
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The improvement, coupled with the gains made in our schools, was exciting news for Kaukauna Area School District. Matthew Smith, Director of Secondary Education, was pleased with KASD’s progress and continues to look forward. “Through the lens of continuous improvement, we must recognize that while there is always room for progress and improvement, we are proud of the growth of staff and students that has led us to this achievement. We celebrate our successes as we continue to move forward.”
To learn more about School Report Cards, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction web page.