Turner ‘Report Card’ Ranks High

(Beloit, WI) By Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News

According to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) data, the School District of Beloit Turner has two schools meeting expectations, and two schools exceeding expectations.

Having two schools rank in the “exceeds expectations” category is an improvement over last year when all four schools ranked in the “meets expectations” category, said Beloit-Turner Superintendent Dennis McCarthy.

“The school report cards are one of many indicators our district uses to measure the effectiveness of our programming. Our overall district strategic plan and individual building goals are used as ongoing monitoring tools as well,” McCarthy said. “Our performance this past year on measures such as the WKCE, ACT, Advanced Placement tests, graduation rates, and now the school report card reinforce that our efforts are paying dividends for our district and most importantly our individual students.”

The Beloit Turner School District had an overall score of 70.2 for 2013-2014 or meeting expectations, and had an overall score of 70.6 for 2012-2013 or meeting expectations.

Powers Elementary had an overall score of 75.1, exceeding expectations. Its overall student achievement score for math and reading was 70.8, higher than the state average of 66.8.

Turner High School had an overall score of 74.4, exceeding expectations. Its overall student achievement score in math and reading was 66.5, lower than the state average of 69.1.

Townview Elementary had an overall score of 70.6, meeting expectations. Its overall student achievement score in math and reading was 70, higher than the state average of 66.8.

Turner Middle School had an overall score of 72.5, meeting expectations. Its overall student achievement score in math and reading was 69.6, higher than the state average of 67.3 for grades 6-8.