Our Vision: Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready
It remains unchanged. We want all students in Wisconsin to graduate from high school academically prepared and socially and emotionally competent by possessing and demonstrating...
Proficiency in academic content
Application of knowledge through skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
Behaviors such as perseverance, responsibility, adaptability, and leadership
These proficiencies and attributes come from rigorous, rich, and well-rounded public school experiences. Click here to access additional resources on the agency vision and mission.
Our Mission: an agenda aimed at helping all of our kids succeed
To succeed, we're focused on what matters most:
Our agency’s work reminds us of the importance of equity in ensuring every child has a high-quality education, and it is imperative equity be our priority at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). At DPI, educational equity means...
That every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education, across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income.
As the state education agency, our responsibility is to lead and model with one another, and reflect in our work, the principles of equity needed in Wisconsin schools. DPI employees must deepen our understanding of Wisconsin’s diverse student population and explore ways we can transform our daily work to promote genuine educational equity.