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Racine Unified one of five school districts failing state standards

Most school district’s in the state received a passing grade on a new report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. But not everyone is passing with flying colors.

The Racine Unified School District is one of 5 districts that failed to meet expectations put out by the state.         

This is the first report card based on changes from Wisconsin Act 55 in the 2015-2017 state budget.

Racine Unified received a score of 48.1 out of a maximum 100.

The state does say that these report cards are not comparable to report cards issued from past years and are only a snapshot into the district.

Racine Unified has almost 19,500 students enrolled in the district with a graduation rate of 74.4.

The district also only received a score of 4.3 out of 10 on 8th grade mathematics achievement.

Racine Superintendent Dr. Lolli Haws said in a statement to CBS 58, "This report card reflects last year's data and also the first results for the new state assessment. We know we have work to do. We have spent the last three years focused on improving our MAP scores, continuously increasing our graduation rate and transforming our high schools into the Academies of Racine. This one score does not tell the story of the excellent teaching and learning happening in our schools."

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