DPI School Report Cards & Notice of Educational Options
DPI School Report Cards
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) creates School Report Cards and District Report Cards for publicly funded schools and districts in the state. Starting with the 2015-16 school year, report cards for private schools participating in the choice program are required by law. These report cards can be accessed online here: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards. Fox Valley Lutheran High School also elects to submit necessary data for all students to DPI so that an "all school" report card can be generated, separate from the Choice Report Card.
The Report Cards are intended to help schools see a clear picture of how well they are preparing students to be ready for the next educational step – including the next grade level, graduation, college, and careers.
Because private schools, including Fox Valley Lutheran High School, are relatively new to the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and have only recently begun to submit data necessary to generate report cards, the following should be considered:
- Report card ratings cannot be generated for Choice student populations OR for the entire school unless there are two years of data and at least 20 students within the group or sub-group.
- Since FVL elected to submit all-school data already during the 2015-16 school year, they were able to receive an all-school report card rating after the 2016-17 school year.
- FVL did not have data for at least 20 Choice students over two years through the 2016-17 school year, so did not receive a Choice report card rating.
- FVL does anticipate there will be enough data after the 2017-18 school year to generate both Choice and All-School Report Cards.
DPI produces two versions of each Report Card: a one-pager labeled “School Report Card” and lengthier, detailed version labeled, “School Report Card Detail.” Both versions are also available through DPI (http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards) along with resources that explain the report cards.
You may also download a copies of the Choice and All-School report cards directly by using the links below:
Notice of Educational Options
Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old. A list of those options for Wisconsin students may be found on the DPI website at http://dpi.wi.gov/ed-options.