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DPI report card shows progress in Eau Claire schools

Wisconsin (WQOW) – The state Department of Public Instruction has released its report cards on Wisconsin schools.

It shows the Eau Claire School District made big strides in several areas.

Overall, Eau Claire elementary schools graded well in the 2018-2019 school year.

According to the DPI report, more than 75 percent of the district’s elementary schools received a score of “exceeds expectations” or “significantly exceeds expectations”.

In particular, Meadowview Elementary greatly improved in its school student growth score, which measures how students are doing in relation to Wisconsin academic standards. Three years ago, the school scored an 83.  This past year, they registered a 98.

Superintendent Mary Ann Hardebeck says the high schools are also making strides.

“We’re seeing that we’re making some gains in closing the achievement gap, particularly at the high schools, at that tells us that the longer students are with us, the better they do, so that’s very encouraging,” said Hardebeck.

Hardebeck says while progress is being made, there is more they can do to close the achievement gap, adding each school has its own school improvement plan.

News 18 also took a look at Eau Claire School District’s accountability score, which takes into account student achievement, growth, closing gaps, and academic development.  DPI says the district is meeting expectations –scoring a 70.5.

The same holds true for Chippewa Falls School District, which received a score of 71.2.

Altoona scored an 80.2, which is categorized as exceeding expectations.

If you’d like to see how your school scored, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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