Wisconsin



State Governance

State Board of Education

Wisconsin does not have a state board of education.

Governor

Scott Walker (R)

Chief State School Officer

Tony Evers

Elected by a non-partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 41.9%

English Language Learners: 4.9%

Served by IDEA: 14.0%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1993

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 245

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 42,704

Charter School Cap Law: Generally free of caps on charter school growth.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Wisconsin intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Wisconsin’s ESSA approach.