Saturday, October 20, 2012


[We have received the following press release from the Oshkosh Area School District and are happy to publish it on their behalf.]
The State of Wisconsin has developed a new system to report the results of the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) along with attendance rate, graduation rate, and performance on the ACT for high schools. Using numerous formulas and data, the state now assigns a score and category for each school in a district. The intention is for schools to use this information to identify areas for improvement and set goals for the future so that all students graduate ready for college and career.
As they do each year, the Oshkosh Area School District administrators and professional staff have been examining the WKCE results to find areas where they can improve instruction for students.
Holly Rottier, the district administrator who assists principals in setting their school improvement goals, points out, “The temptation will be for people to rank the schools based on the score that they received. That would be a mistake.”
Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Julie Mosher adds, “Schools are more than a single test or number. Each school has an independent climate and culture. Each school has
individual teachers and students who all have unique needs. These scores help everyone identify areas where we can improve to help students achieve their fullest potential.”
On October 22, 2012, Public Preliminary School Report Cards will be posted to the DPI website (, organized alphabetically by district name. To view the report cards, select a district to access the list of schools in that district. Each school will have two documents: the Public Preliminary Report Card and the Public Preliminary Report Card Detail.


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