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Report Card Timeline

Timeline for 2017-18 Report Cards 

  • School and district report cards for the 2017-18 school year will be released in Fall 2018 with a final public release no later than November 30, 2018.
  • All dates are tentative and will be updated as soon as possible.
  • All secure report cards and their data are embargoed. Secure report cards are not redacted--and in order to protect student privacy--should never be shared publicly, including school board meetings.

When

What

August 2018
(specific date TBD)

INQUIRY PROCESS: opportunity to verify demographic data used to calculate accountability scores. Schools and districts also notified of deductions for absenteeism or dropout rate (student engagement indicators) have an opportunity to review the data leading to the deduction.

September 2018
(specific date TBD)

ALTERNATE ACCOUNTABILITY: Schools with less than 20 FAY tested students, and those notified by OEA, complete Alternate Accountability determination form. Any school in the alternate process that fails to submit the form will receive a "Needs Improvement" rating on the preliminary report card (secure release).

October 2018 (specific date TBD)

SECURE RELEASE: Preliminary, secure report cards released via SAFE; this provides schools and districts with an opportunity to review their embargoed report card data, and initiate an inquiry if needed.

REPORT CARD INQUIRY PROCESS: The secure release opens the one-week report card inquiry period. OEA works directly with schools and districts that have open inquiries.

October 2018

FINAL REVIEW: In the weeks that follow the inquiry period, OEA will process any corrections that result from the inquiry period, and perform final QA checks on report card data. OEA works with schools and districts to prepare local communications in anticipation of the public release.

November 2018 (specific date TBD)

PUBLIC RELEASE: Final, redacted report cards released online by November 30th.

For questions about this information, contact reportcardhelp@dpi.wi.gov