Page 1

2012-2013 PERFORMANCE REPORT


District Office Demond Means, Ed.D., Superintendent Matthew Joynt, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Gail Grieger, Executive Director of Business Services Sarah Zelazoski, Executive Director of Human Resources Melissa McCrady, Executive Director of Communications Michelle Ferris, Director of Student Services Terry Brecklin, Coordinator of Assessment 5000 W. Mequon Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.8500

MISSION STATEMENT Maximize the academic achievement and personal growth of all students so they have the skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing global environment.

VISION STATEMENT The Mequon-Thiensville School District is an exemplary educational leader that supports and challenges all students to achieve their full potential.

Homestead High School Brett Bowers, Principal 5000 W. Mequon Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.5900

Lake Shore Middle School Kate Dunning, Principal 11036 N. Range Line Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.7600

Steffen Middle School Deborah Anderson, Principal 6633 W. Steffen Dr. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.4700

Donges Bay Elementary Allison Rudich, Principal 2401 W. Donges Bay Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.7920

Oriole Lane Elementary Mary Jo Tye, Principal 12850 N. Oriole Ln. Mequon, WI 53097 262.238.4220

Wilson Elementary Jocelyn Sulsberger, Principal 11001 N. Buntrock Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.4600

M-T Recreation Dept. Ryan Mangan, Director 11040 N. Range Line Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 262.238.7535

2 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

Public Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to race, color, age, sex, creed or religion, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, membership in the national guard, State defense or reserves, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours, or any other characteristic protected by law. The District Administrator shall appoint and publicize the name of the compliance officer whose responsibility it will be to ensure that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquiries or complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with law. S/He shall also ensure that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and the Age Act is provided to students, their parents, staff members, and the general public.

111.31, 118.20, Wis. Stats. 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., Civil Rights Act of 1964 42 U.S.C. 12112, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 29 U.S.C. 701 et seq., Rehabilitation Act of 1973 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., Title IX Any questions concerning this policy should be directed to: Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent dmeans@mtsd.k12.wi.us (262) 238-8502 Mequon-Thiensville School District 5000 W. Mequon Road Mequon, WI 53092

WWW.MTSD.K12.WI.US 2012-2013 School District Performance Report


OUR ADMINISTRATORS Superintendent, Dr. Demond Means It is with much pride I present to you the 2012-2013 Mequon-Thiensville School District performance report. This report outlines the tremendous work that our teachers, parents and most importantly, students, continue to demonstrate annually. It provides essential information on student performance, district accomplishments and staff data. You will see that this past year was a success for our District. Our students and staff, once again, raised the bar on academic excellence. Mequon-Thiensville School District ranked #1 for a K-12 District on report cards issued by the Department of Public Instruction. In addition, Forbes Magazine recently recognized our District for being the best value for your housing dollar among all Wisconsin public school districts. In short, we have had a banner year in accomplishments and recognitions. Moving forward into the 2013-14 school year, we remain committed to ensuring our students are able to access the academic opportunities they need. The District’s strategic plan continues to serve as the “roadmap” for the implementation of new programming, curriculum revisions and budget development. I believe a strong community makes a strong school district. I will continue to engage community members by hosting periodic Superintendent Advisory Council meetings. Recently, I launched a book chat, one with staff members; one with parents. I would encourage community members, parents and staff to join us for the remaining book chats this school year. The residents of Mequon-Thiensville have much to be proud of. By any measure, the Mequon-Thiensville School District is not only the best public school district in Wisconsin, but also one of the overall best K-12 educational institutions our state has to offer. On behalf of our students, teachers and staff, thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

DEMOND A. MEANS, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

Forbes magazine gave special mention to the Mequon-Thiensville School District as one of the best in the Midwest in this article released in 2013: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/ 09/26/midwest-dominates-2013-best-schoolsfor-your-housing-buck/ State Representative Jim Ott and State Senator Alberta Darling awarded Dr. Means a plaque of commendation for ranking #1 K-12 District in Wisconsin. The ranking is based on WKCE exams from the 2012-13 school year.

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 3


OUR ADMINISTRATORS Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Matthew Joynt A student-centered focus on academic achievement and personal growth toward college readiness is what drew me to the Mequon-Thiensville School District nearly 15 years ago. My career began as a teacher at Wilson Elementary School where I worked with a passionate staff to create lifelong enthusiasm for learning. I was later promoted to an administrative position within the District. After four years as an Assistant Principal at Homestead High School working with school and community stakeholders to develop approaches to learning that helped students reach their goals, I was named the Principal in a neighboring school district. After five years I returned to the Mequon-Thiensville School District as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Our school district truly is a place where students can grow as individuals and gain what they need to meet the challenges of a changing global environment! Ensuring academic success is my goal for all students in our District. In my position, I am committed to sustaining a rigorous curriculum to help our students learn and grow. My motivation comes from the successes of our students. I am always impressed when I cross paths with an alumnus of our school district and they share the benefits they experienced through a Mequon-Thiensville education that provided them with the opportunities to experience challenging courses, exhibit leadership, and learn the importance of engaging in their own learning. I am thrilled to be part of the MTSD team and an administrator in a strong and effective public school district focused on student success! Sincerely,

MATTHEW JOYNT Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

The Mequon-Thiensville School District was named to the Fourth Annual College Board AP Honor Roll, one of 477 districts across the U.S. and Canada to do so.

4 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


MTSD DEMOGRAPHICS - 2012-2013 STAFF DATA & ENROLLMENT

District Teachers:

Percentage with Advanced Degrees:

Total MTSD Enrollment:

254

76%

3,563

ENROLLMENT BY GRADE EC

KG

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

35

182

205

242

239

247

252

273

255

297

326

331

311

368

ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY African American 206

American Indian

5.8%

1

.02%

Asian 207

5.8%

Free & Reduced Lunch:

318

8.9%

English Language Learners:

103

2.9%

Special Education:

457

12.8%

Hispanic 130

3.6%

Pacific Islander 2

.06%

White 2,945

Two or more

82.7%

69

1.9%

.02% - Am. Indian .06% - Pac. Islander 1.9% - Two or More 3.6% Hispanic

5.8% - African Am. 5.8% - Asian

82.7% - White

Enrollment by Ethnicity

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 5


DONGES BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Allison Rudich, Principal 2401 West Donges Bay Road Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

(262) 238-7920 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/donges_bay

2012-2013 Enrollment: 462 Teaching Staff: 34.2

Did you know? • Donges Bay created a “Girls on the Run” chapter for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. The 12-week after-school running program includes curriculum to empower girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. • The Hackett Award recognizes fifth grade students who display characteristics that exemplify kindness, compassion, and service toward special education students. Ava Wojnowski and Jack Drechsler won the award. • Donges Bay partners with Alexian Village in which elderly residents visit a classroom once a month to talk and interact with students. • 4th and 5th grade students perform an annual Veteran’s Day music concert for local veterans. Students raise money with 100% of the proceeds going to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization. In 2012-2013, students raised more than $1,500. • For the second year in a row, the 5th grade student council was awarded a $1,000 grant through the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60. Grant money has been used to provide healthy snacks and enhance salad bar options during lunch.

The mission of Donges Bay is to provide a safe, academically challenging, nurturing environment of mutual respect by inspiring children to achieve their full academic potential. Students will be valued for their individuality and diverse capabilities as they are taught to face the future and contribute to society with compassion, courage, knowledge and vision. Donges Bay School provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Teachers place an emphasis on academic excellence and educating the whole child. The school recognizes that teaching and learning are human endeavors, based on personal triumph, struggle, and the passion for helping children become knowledgeable, respectful, kind citizens. Donges Bay students and staff both understand and appreciate that it truly takes a community to educate our children. The Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) expectations of Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready to Learn are focused on throughout the year and are very important at Donges Bay. The school focuses on academic excellence by being goal-oriented and data-driven. Beyond implementing new initiatives in reading, spelling, writing, and math, students are taught the importance of being good citizens and giving back to their community through student council and PTO-partnered programs. At Donges Bay, students learn values as well as academics.

6 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


DONGES BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 7


ORIOLE LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mary Jo Tye, Principal 12850 North Oriole Lane Mequon, Wisconsin 53097

(262) 238-4220 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/oriolelane

2012-2013 Enrollment: 400 Teaching Staff: 27.0

Did you know? • Oriole Lane is known as “the little school with a big heart” • The school’s curriculum is designed to foster problem solving, critical thinking, physical and emotional well being, as well as an appreciation for diversity. • Oriole Lane Elementary annually ranks among the best in the State of Wisconsin on standardized assessment results. • Students have access to smart boards, iPads, Chromebooks, and carts thanks to the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation to ensure 21st Century student learning. • Fifth grade students host a Talent Show every year, displaying their diverse talents with the entire Oriole Lane student body and parents.

Oriole Lane Elementary School is dedicated to the commitment of academic excellence. All children have the capacity to learn. The school’s goal is to help students take personal responsibility for their education. The staff works to meet the individual educational, social, and emotional needs of all students. With the commitment to academic excellence comes a responsibility toward goodness. Goodness is a critical component of the work with young children at Oriole Lane. Not only are students expected to show respect for others, but also they are involved in various community service opportunities throughout the year. These provide a format for students to increase their self-esteem, leadership skills, and communication skills. The hope is that this level of involvement as a child will promote life-long interests in giving, leadership, and volunteerism. At Oriole Lane parental input, support, and cooperation are key ingredients to the success of each child. Parental involvement in education is valued and encouraged. The Student Council coordinates many community service projects. Student representatives from third, fourth, and fifth grades are selected for the Student Council. Staff aligns building and grade level goals and vision to the District Goals. Staff at Oriole Lane is committed to providing academic excellence and goodness to all students. The shared values of trust, respect, and integrity are modeled on a daily basis.

8 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


ORIOLE LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 9


WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Jocelyn Sulsberger, Principal 11001 N. Buntrock Avenue Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

Did you know? • The Wilson Legacy Scholarship provides support to a graduating Homestead High School senior and Wilson Elementary alumni. • Wilson students participate in “buddy reading.” Higher grade levels partner with younger grade level classrooms to make friends and offer literacy support. • The Wilson School Nature Area is an outdoor classroom that provides students an interactive learning experience. Garvey Woods, one of three parts of the nature area, has been kept in its natural state for over 150 years. • Wilson has created strong partnerships with Steffen Middle School, Cardinal Stritch University and Concordia University that continue today. Students from those partnerships work with students at Wilson on a regular basis to assist in their educational learning experience.

(262) 238-4600 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/wilson

2012-2013 Enrollment: 540 Teaching Staff: 38.6

The mission of Wilson Elementary School is, in collaboration with family and community members, to create lifelong enthusiasm for learning while fostering academic, social and emotional growth in all children. To do this teachers provide authentic learning experiences, which challenge students while stimulating a desire to learn more about the world around them. Hands-on learning opportunities guide student learning, strengthening critical thinking and problem solving skills in Wilson students. Wilson’s school culture is grounded in the reinforcement of positive behavior, with a school-wide emphasis on being respectful, responsible and ready to learn. As a part of its participation in PBIS (Positive Behaviors, Interventions and Support) expectations are explicitly taught, goals are set and acknowledgments are provided as students meet and exceed these levels. Our curriculum is rich in literacy, as this is an instructional time that is critical for each student’s success in reading. We meet the reading needs of all students through Readers Workshop. The literacy instruction is individualized, exposing Wilson students to all types of text. The ultimate goal of the reading workshop is to develop lifelong readers and instill the habits proficient readers use. Students in the Readers Workshop choose books at their independent level to practice independently and choose challenging books to read in a small group with their teacher. Our dedicated teachers have been trained to deliver  high quality whole group instruction, tailored small group instruction, and one-to-one support. Wilson is not simply a school, but rather a community of learners working together to achieve at the highest level possible!

Wilson has adopted the motto: LIVE, LEARN, LAUGH, LOVE.

10 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 11


LAKE SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL Kate Dunning, Principal 11036 North Range Line Road Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

(262) 238-7600, (262) 238-4700 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/Lake_Shore

2012-2013 Enrollment: 415 Teaching Staff: 35.1

Did you know? • According to DPI data, Lake Shore is ranked #10 out of more than 230 6th-8th grade middle schools. • Three Lake Shore Middle School students participated in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival. In order to participate in the state competition, students must have first earned a “starred first” rating in Class A (the most difficult music) at a WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival. More than 220,000 students participated in WSMA events across the state, and of those, only 465 received exemplary honors. • Lake Shore’s Forensics Team took second place for medium teams at the Neenah State Tournament. • The UW-Washington County Festival of Arts recognized three students for their artwork. They were: Rachel Heinrich, 8th grade – 1st Place in Drawing for her Elephant drawing, Ansley Laev, 8th grade – 2nd Place in Drawing for her ballet dancer drawing, and Leah Glaser, 6th grade – 2nd Place in Sculpture for her Screamer.

Lake Shore’s educational excellence is grounded in the belief that a high impact learning community is necessary to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of young children. Lake Shore’s commitment to excellence is based upon its widely known tradition of rigorous academic challenge, and a staff committed to fostering a strong sense of family and community involvement. It is our charge to continually evaluate and improve curriculum, instruction and assessment in order to ensure academic growth and success for all students. Our shared leadership model supports the growth of leaders, both student and staff, in our school community. Finally, our charge as educators is to design a school that will ensure the emotional and social development of a healthy learning climate and one that supports positive decision-making while complimenting the mission of a cohesive educational district. While a primary role of all schools is to educate, Lake Shore has the responsibility to nurture and protect student dreams by acknowledging their goals and supporting them through their educational and social/emotional development. It is apparent that Lake Shore respects and encourages the diversity inherent in these dreams. Team teaching, flexible and diverse grouping, and student centered learning opportunities are all important components in the development of the global student of the 21st century; our mission mirrors our charge as educators.

12 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


LAKE SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 13


STEFFEN MIDDLE SCHOOL Deborah Anderson, Principal 6633 West Steffen Drive Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

(262) 238-4700 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/Steffen

2012-2013 Enrollment: 410 Teaching Staff: 27.1

Did you know? • Steffen Middle School ranks #5 of the nearly 233 sixth-eighth grade middle schools’ in Wisconsin as measured by the 2012-2013 State Report Card. • The Steffen MathCounts Team place first in the regional competition at MSOE. • Three students from Steffen performed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival and earned a “starred first” rating in Class A at the WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival. • Steffen Middle School took top honors by placing first in the 2011 and 2013 State Forensics Competition. • Seventy-seven students qualified for Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search by scoring in the top 10% on the state achievement test. • The Scholastic Art Program is a National Art Program founded in the early 1920’s to recognize the achievements of students and teachers. It is open to students in grades 7-12. Congratulations to the 2013 Scholastic Winners, Jenna Buraczewski and Becca Yenter.

High expectations define Steffen Middle School’s rigorous curriculum, which challenges students to move beyond basic knowledge and comprehension to active synthesis and evaluation of what is read and experienced in all content areas. Students are regularly challenged to critically analyze online and textbook materials and present topics from multiple perspectives. Communication skills are strengthened through instruction and application of reading and writing strategies, which are the backbone of Steffen’s schoolwide literacy focus. Cultivating a school culture of integrity, high expectations and mutual respect to support the academic achievement and growth of all students is the highest priority. Decisions are made by students and staff to ensure a safe, productive environment for all. The implementation of AVID, a college readiness system, will be transformational to our school as Steffen embraces AVID’s definition of rigor: using inquiry-based, collaborative strategies to engage students in content, resulting in increasingly complex levels of understanding. In addition, Steffen has led the way in providing all students with enrichment and remediation for acceleration during the RTI block – P.I.E. that stands for Positive Intervention & Enrichment. Highly qualified staff members at Steffen Middle School remain committed to continuous improvement to ensure that the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of all students is being cultivated. It is truly a great place to be and to evolve as a 21st century learner.

14 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


STEFFEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 15


HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL Brett Bowers, Principal 5000 West Mequon Road Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

(262) 238-5900 www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/homestead

2012-2013 Enrollment: 1,336 Teaching Staff: 92.1

Did you know? • Homestead is one of only three high schools in the state to earn back-to-back top ratings on Wisconsin’s state report card: “significantly exceeds expectations.” • On the 2012 Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE), Homestead sophomores posted the top combined reading/math proficiency score of any traditional high school in the state. • For seven consecutive years, Homestead seniors have posted an average ACT composite score of 25.0 or higher. In 2013, over 90% of seniors took the ACT. • More than 50% of students who graduated from Homestead in 2013 did so having passed at least one Advanced Placement exam during their high school careers. • 90% of students who took AP exams last spring passed at least one of those tests.

Homestead High School‘s mission is to equip all students with transferable skills, promote academic independence, foster social responsibility, and inspire a passion for learning. That mission guides the school’s continuous improvement efforts and inspires faculty and staff as they support the growth and development of the student body. Homestead students excel academically. The school’s composite ACT score has remained 25.0 or higher for seven consecutive years. Nineteen members of the Class of 2013 have been recognized for some level of National Merit distinction, with 14 students being named Semi-finalists. The College Board recently named Homestead to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll, a list of 477 schools and districts from across the United States and Canada that significantly increased AP test participation while still seeing strong student performance on those exams. From 2012 to 2013, nearly 30% more Homestead students sat for at least one AP exam. Regarding performance beyond the classroom, Homestead students shine. Highlander athletes continue to earn individual and team honors at both the conference and state levels, adding to a storied history that includes nearly forty team state titles. Ninety-one musicians earned berths at the 2013 State Solo and Ensemble competition. Homestead’s student newspaper, The Highlander, won a “Best in Show” award at the 2013 National Scholastic Press Association conference in San Francisco. Homestead’s debate and forensics teams both earned third place finishes at their 2013 state tournaments. Homestead proudly offers several new activity options to students including several specialty clubs started in response to student interest and feedback. Through focused improvement efforts and collaboration among students, parents, faculty, and the community, Homestead High School continues to reach new heights, allowing students to realize their full potential and transition successfully into post-secondary education and adulthood.

16 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 17


COLLEGE BOARD ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS AND ACT TEST RESULTS The Advanced Placement program provides high school students with rigorous curriculum in preparation for college level courses. The Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a secondary school setting. Achievement on the AP Exam can lead to college credit, depending on the institution of higher education.

Year

Enrollment

Number of Students Taking Exams

2000

1454

201

% Taking Exams

# Exams Taken

# Exams Passed

% w/Score of 3 or greater

13.82

420

356

84.80

2001

1519

215

14.15

401

356

88.80

2002

1562

254

16.26

493

420

85.20

2003

1583

264

16.68

492

412

83.70

2004

1609

269

16.72

543

478

88.00

2005

1620

240

14.81

491

441

89.80

2006

1595

262

16.43

516

422

81.80

2007

1616

268

16.58

532

464

87.20

2008

1575

306

19.43

620

555

89.50

2009

1536

284

18.49

552

484

87.70

2010

1490

285

19.10

525

484

88.40

2011

1399

269

19.20

530

453

85.00

2012

1354

283

20.90

595

478

80.33

2013

1320

362

27.40

815

699

85.76

MTSD ACT Longitudinal Performance Testing Area

National Benchmarks

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

English

18

24.5

24.9

26.0

25.8

26.3

26.2

25.8

25.0

Mathematics

21

25.1

24.9

25.8

25.0

25.7

25.2

24.9

24.5

Reading

22

24.6

25.4

25.7

25.5

26.0

25.5

25.0

25.1

Science

23

23.8

24.5

24.3

24.5

24.9

25.1

24.4

24.7

COMPOSITE

1 - 36

24.6

25.1

25.6

25.3

25.9

25.6

25.2

25.0

The ACT is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Students opt to take this test during their Junior or Senior year.

18 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


MEQUON-THIENSVILLE DISTRICT 2012-2013 PERFORMANCE

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 19


WISCONSIN KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS EXAM-CRITERION REFERENCE TEST (WKCE-CRT) The Wisconsin Student Assessment System Examinations are comprised of a battery of achievement tests that provide data on student performance in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for grades 4, 8, and 10 and reading and mathematics for grades 3, 5, 6, and 7. Student scores on these exams fall into one of four proficiency levels: advanced, proficient, basic, and minimal performance. The figures in the tables show the combined percentages of students enrolled for at least one Full Academic Year (FAY) in grades 4, 8, and 10.

4TH GRADE WKCE 100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

0%

Reading

Language

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Language

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

8TH GRADE WKCE 100%

LEGEND

Advanced Performance Proficient Performance Basic Performance Minimal Performance

80%

60%

40%

Understanding Proficiency Levels for Reading and Mathematics The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction established more rigorous performance standards (cut scores) for the WKCE reading and mathematics tests in the summer of 2012. The new cut scores did not change the actual performance of students taking the test, only the bar against which they were measured. The revamped cut scores resulted in a smaller proportion of students scoring at proficient and advanced levels at the district and school levels and across the state. The DPI did not revise the performance standards (cut scores) for social studies, language arts and science.

20%

0%

Reading

10TH GRADE WKCE 100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

0%

Reading

Language

All percentages reflect the performance of students enrolled for at least one Full Academic Year (FAY). 20 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


WKCE SCORES BY BUILDING

4th Grade WKCE Score

Math

Reading

Donges Bay

74%

57.5%

Oriole Lane

73.4%

56.3%

Wilson

82.7%

61.3%

8th Grade WKCE Score

Math

Reading

Lake Shore

77.6%

75.4%

Steffen

71.7%

66.2%

10th Grade WKCE Score

Math

Reading

Homestead

71.2%

69.1%

All percentages reflect the performance of students enrolled for at least one Full Academic Year (FAY).

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 21


COMPARABLE DATA FOR WKCE PERFORMANCE The information below represents a sampling of comparable data for area school districts’ performance on WKCE-CRT for grades 4, 8, and 10 in reading and mathematics. The data represents the most recent reported state testing data. For a more complete listing of all testing data along with an interactive website that allows for additional comparison, visit http://wisedash.dpi.wi.gov/Dashboard/portalHome.jsp

4TH GRADE WKCE - Reading

LEGEND Fox Point, K-8

Whitefish Bay

Mequon-Thiensville

Maple Dale-Indian Hills, K-8

Nicolet High School, 9-12 Glendale-River Hills, K-8

4TH GRADE WKCE - Mathematics 100%

90%

90%

80%

80%

70%

70%

51.8 %

50%

58.9%

58.5 %

54.6%

47.3 %

73.1 %

34.1%

20%

20%

10%

10%

0%

0%

8TH GRADE WKCE - Reading

47.3%

100%

90%

90%

80%

80%

60%

70.6%

70%

60.4%

60.1%

50%

60.0%

69.1%

71.5%

76.6%

74.6%

68.9% 57.5%

60%

51.1%

50%

43.2%

40%

44.7%

8TH GRADE WKCE - Mathematics

100%

67.0%

72.7%

40% 30%

69.2%

76.9%

50%

30%

70%

81.1% 73.5 %

60%

42.5%

40%

High School, 9-12

Elmbrook

100%

60%

Arrowhead Union

Cedarburg

40%

30%

30%

20%

20%

10%

10%

0%

0%

10TH GRADE WKCE - Reading

10TH GRADE WKCE - Mathematics

100%

100%

90%

90%

80% 70% 60%

80%

66.7%

69.1% 62.4%

65.6% 57.7%

65.3%

70% 60%

50%

50%

40%

40%

30%

30%

20%

20%

10%

10%

0%

0%

22 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

70.2%

69.6%

71.2% 61.5%

66.4%

72.0%

2012-2013 School District Performance Report


MEQUON-THIENSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Stay Connected to MTSD and BOE happenings online. Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or Visit us at www.mtsd.k12.wi.us

BOARD OF EDUCATION (L to R): Kathryn Houpt (Clerk), Cheryle Rebholz, James Liska (Treasurer), Suzette Urbashich, Gary Laev, Stephanie Clark (Vice-President) and Mary Cyrier (President)

DISTRICT DIRECTORS (L to R): BACK: Michelle Ferris, Matthew Joynt, Demond Means, Gail Grieger FRONT: Terry Brecklin, Melissa McCrady, Sarah Zelazoski

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

Mequon-Thiensville School District | 23


Mequon-Thiensville School District 5000 West Mequon Road Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Thiensville, WI Permit No. 8058

Resident Mequon-Thiensville 53092 & 53097

MEQUON-THIENSVILLE STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS –•GOAL #1 Maximize the academic achievement and personal growth of each Mequon-Thiensville student.

GOAL #2 Ensure fiscal stability and appropriate resources for programming and facilities.

GOAL #3 Achieve more effective decision-making through improved systems and processes.

GOAL #4 Ensure a climate and culture to sustain excellence.

24 | Mequon-Thiensville School District

2012-2013 School District Performance Report

MTSD 2012-13 Performance Report  

MTSD 2012-13 Performance Report

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you