Every Child a Graduate

Agenda 2017


Wisconsin is advancing education reforms to ensure every child graduates ready for further education and the workplace.

State Superintendent Tony Evers has set these target goals to achieve by 2017:

  • Further increase graduation rate from 85.7 percent to 92 percent.
  • Increase career and college readiness from 49 percent to 67 percent.
  • Close graduation and career and college readiness gaps by 50 percent.
  • Increase the percentage of students scoring proficient in third-grade reading and eighth-grade mathematics.
  • Adopt the Fair Funding for Our Future plan to make school finance more equitable and transparent.

To achieve these goals and advance education for all students, we must focus around four simple, but powerful areas:


Standards and Instruction: What and how should kids learn?


Assessments and Data Systems: How do we know if they learned it?


School and Educator Effectiveness: How do we ensure kids have highly effective teachers and schools?


School Finance Reform: How should we pay for schools?


Academic and Career Planning
Accountability for Schools: Using Multiple Measures and Supports
College Credit and Work Experience in High School
Data and Information Systems
Educator Effectiveness
Higher Expectations: New College and Career Readiness Benchmarks for the WKCE
Innovative Learning
Measuring Student Learning: Creating the Next Generation of Assessments
School Finance
Title I Priority and Focus Schools
World Class Academic Standards
More Communication Resources. Implementation Tools.

Video: Every Child a Graduate - Agenda 2017
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College and Career Readiness Definition Handout
Knowledge, skills, and habits to be college and career ready. Handout.

timeline of several reform efforts
Timeline of Reform Efforts. Larger version.




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