6 takeaways from the Wisconsin’s latest school report cards

Alan Borsuk:

What are our expectations? I fear that, overall, we set them too low for many kids’ education. Nonetheless, we’re doing a good job of meeting or exceeding expectations, as they’re defined for these reports.

More than 95% of the 420-plus school districts in Wisconsin got at least a three-star rating, also called “meets expectations.” The same was true for 82% of individual schools. You still want more three-star schools to move up to four- or five-star levels, where they “exceed expectations,” but, in general, the results offered some cheer.

Related: Madison’s long-term, disastrous reading results.