State Report Cards

November 15, 2022

Background Information
Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates a District Report Card and School Report Card for every publicly funded district and school in the state of Wisconsin.  The purpose of these report cards is to share with families and the community an accurate picture of student academic performance for each district and school. The primary information point on the report card is an overall accountability score, assigned on a scale from 0 to 100.  Based on its overall score, a district or school also receives one of five ratings, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as a rating of one to five stars.

2021-22 State Report Card
Overall, the methods used to determine the 2021-22 Wisconsin Department of Instruction report cards are very similar to the report card scoring from last year. There are no changes to the priority areas, scoring, or report card rating cut scores.  As a reminder, last year’s state report card (issued November 2021) should be considered a NEW BASELINE SCORE, and should not be compared to earlier versions of the state report card. 

In regards to Franklin, there are eight schools that factor into the Franklin Public School District report card scores, including Franklin High School, Forest Park Middle School, our five elementary schools, and the district operated Milwaukee County Correctional Facility School** located in Franklin.  

**Beginning with the 2022-23 report card, data from the Milwaukee County Correctional Facility School will not be included in the Franklin Public Schools scores due to the recently passed WI Act 212.  New legislation was signed into law on March 31, 2022, that impacts districts with juvenile detention facilities and similar facilities located within their jurisdiction. Act 212 creates 115.385 (1g) (f) of the statutes to disallow DPI from including data derived from juvenile detention facilities, Secure Residential Care Centers, houses of correction, and county jails on a district’s report card if 50% or more of the students residing at the facility were not present for the full academic year (FAY). The law would first apply to the district accountability report cards for the 2022-23 school year, which will be released in the fall of 2023. 

The state-issued report card describes performance using up to three years of assessment-based measures. Since assessments were not administered in 2019-20, the 2021-22 report card uses results from 2021-22, 2020-21, and 2018-19 school years with more weight given to more recent years. 

The breakdown of the report cards centers on four priority areas on which schools and districts are scored: 

  • Student Achievement: Measures how students performed on state assessments using a points-based proficiency system. This score is a multi-year average of English Language Arts and Mathematics subscores. 

  • School Growth: Measures year-to-year progress on statewide tests using a value-added model that seeks to control circumstances beyond educators' influence. 

  • Target Group Outcomes: This area examines outcomes over three years for students with the lowest test scores.  This helps us to focus on learners who need the most support while also improving outcomes for all students.   

  • On-Track to Graduation: This priority area indicates how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education. The score combines component scores for measures of student engagement and achievement. 

The following is a table for the Accountability Ratings of the state-level report cards:

Report cards can be viewed via the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website, or linked up at the bottom of this page.  

Additionally, for a list of educational options available for residents in our district, please see our annual notifications information here.  If you have any questions, please contact the school principal.

2021-22 State Report Cards

Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center (CRC) Report Card


Click here for the folder of 2020-21 Report Cards
Click here to visit the DPI website and view past report cards

District and school data related to test results, graduation, attendance, and other academic indicators can also be found on the Department of Public Instruction website at 

If you do not have home web access, visit the Franklin Public Library or contact your school building for access to a district computer. For more information or assistance, please call the district office at 414-529-8220.