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.

The following pages will help students, educators, parents and the community-at-large align our efforts so our students benefit from both college and career preparation, learning the skills and knowledge necessary to be contributing members of our communities.


Graduation Rates, Data, and Reporting

Provides information about the new 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

Wisconsin Graduation Rate Reporting Changes

Understanding Wisconsin's High School Graduation Rate Calculations

Graduation Rates Changes Updates for 2010-11 PowerPoint - With Audio


Pathways to Graduation in Wisconsin

Provides information about several pathways to high school graduation including:
  • Standard paths to graduation
  • Alternative paths to graduation
  • High school completion options

High School Graduation Goals and Accountability

Provides information about high school graduation goals and accountability requirements including:
  • Wisconsin graduation accountability requirements
  • Wisconsin graduation goals
  • Wisconsin graduation improvement targets
  • accountability reports

School Graduation Resources

Provides resources schools can use to increase the number of students who complete school with a high school diploma including:
  • Prevention, intervention, and re-engagement programs and strategies
  • Resources for improving graduation rates for students of color, students with disabilities, and other special populations
  • National organizations

Parent and Student Graduation Resources

Provides parents and students with information and resources about graduation including:
  • attendance
  • dropout prevention
  • college readiness
  • The Wisconsin Covenant
  • Wisconsin's Employability Skills Certificate
  • Transition programs for students with disabilities
  • Alternative for at-risk students and other youth.