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Every child must graduate ready for further education and the workforce. Each year nearly 7,000 Wisconsin students drop out of school without earning a diploma. As adults they have a much greater chance of becoming unemployed, incarcerated, and on government assistance.

Graduation Goals: State Superintendent Tony Evers has made graduation the focus of his administration by setting aggressive but achievable graduation goals as part of Agenda 2017, in alignment with the vision of Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready

Graduation Requirements

Act 63 passed in December 2013 changed Graduation Standards:

  • Guidance background
  • Updated High School Graduation s.118.33 Wis. Statues
  • Questions and Answers about implementation, Teacher Licensure, and Mathematics Standards

Pathways to Graduation

Provides Information about several pathways to high school graduation including:

  • Standard paths to graduation
  • Alternative paths to graduation
  • High school completion options

Graduation Rates, Data, and Reporting

  • Provides information about graduation rate requirements as well as graduation data in graph, table, and raw data formats, including:
  • Graduation Rates
  • Progress Toward Graduation
  • College or Work Readiness and Success
  • District and School Performance Reports and Profiles


Parent and student Graduation Resources

Provides parents and students with information and resources about graduation including:

  • Attendance
  • Dropout prevention
  • College readiness
  • The Wisconsin Convenant
  • Wisconsin's Employable Skills Certificate
  • Transition programs for students with disabilities
  • Alternate for at-risk students and other youth

School Graduation Resources

Provides resources schools can use to increase the number of students who complete school with high school diploma including:

  • Prevention, intervention, and re-engagement programs and strategies
  • Resources for improving graduation reates for students of color, students with disabilities, and other speicial populations
  • National organizations

Graduation Accountability

Graduation results are used in Wisconsin Accountability determinations:

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