Tuesday, September 16, 2014

School and District Accountability Report Cards

As was discussed last year on this blog, the school and district accountability report cards have been released today containing data from 2013-2014.  The Barron Area School District has improved scores in nearly every category and nearly district wide.  Congratulations to our staff and students!

Below is a comparison of our data from 13-14 (first column) and 12-13 (second column). Please note that an "N/A" indicates that no score was provided by DPI due to having a tested cohort that is too small to report the data and/or no ability to compare from the previous year (e.g. growth).

For more information and to see the actual report cards go to:  https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/
You can also look at all school districts in the State.

District 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 68.9 61 12.95
Student Achievement 56.4 54.7 3.11
Student Growth 65.8 62.3 5.62
Closing Gaps 70.6 65.9 7.13
On- Track/ Readiness 83 81.1 2.34
Rating Meets Expectations Meets Few Expectations
BHS 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 65.4 60.5 8.10
Student Achievement 52.9 53.7 -1.49
Student Growth N/A N/A N/A
Closing Gaps 64.1 53.2 20.49
On- Track/ Readiness 85.9 81.5 5.40
Rating Meets Expectations Meets Few Expectations
RVMS 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 67.5 68.4 -1.32
Student Achievement 55.7 55.8 -0.18
Student Growth 60.5 62.2 -2.73
Closing Gaps 65.3 66.8 -2.25
On- Track/ Readiness 88.4 88.6 -0.23
Rating Meets Expectations Meets Expectations
Almena 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 63.2 N/A N/A
Student Achievement 55 N/A N/A
Student Growth N/A N/A N/A
Closing Gaps N/A N/A N/A
On- Track/ Readiness 87.6 N/A N/A
Rating Meets Expectations N/A
Ridgeland-Dallas 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 86.4 75 15.20
Student Achievement 76.4 68.8 11.05
Student Growth 94.2 72.7 29.57
Closing Gaps N/A N/A N/A
On- Track/ Readiness 89.5 87.7 2.05
Rating Significantly Exceeds Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Woodland 13-14 12-13 % Change
Overall 72.4 68.2 6.16
Student Achievement 56.1 50.6 10.87
Student Growth 72.5 66 9.85
Closing Gaps 75.9 70.4 7.81
On- Track/ Readiness 84.9 85.6 -0.82
Rating Meets Expectations Meets Expectations

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Schools of Recognition

After a summer hiatus from blogging, it is great to get back to the start of the 14-15 school year with some exciting news!  Our district was recently notified that 2 of our elementary schools (Woodland and Ridgeland- Dallas) are "Title 1 Schools of Recognition" for the 14-15 school year.  Ridgeland- Dallas has been a school of recognition for the past several years however, this year, Ridgeland-Dallas was the only school in the State to meet the criteria to be a school of recognition in all 3 categories (High Achieving. High Progress, and Beating the Odds).  Woodland met the criteria in one category (Beating the Odds) and has not achieved this recognition in recent history; this is a notable achievement for Woodland due to the fact that that school serves a very diverse student population. 

Congratulations to our students, staff, and parents for this significant accomplishment!

See the press release with additional information and the schools named here: http://news.dpi.wi.gov/files/eis/pdf/dpinr2014_91.pdf