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Madison Elementary School Recognized by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center

Wauwatosa Elementary School Receives Bronze Award in Behavior Category

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin RtI Center has recognized Madison Elementary School at the Bronze level for its development of a school-wide equitable, multi-level system of supports aimed at closing achievement gaps. National research shows that full implementation of an equitable system leads to improved student outcomes.

By establishing equitable, multi-level systems of supports, Wisconsin schools like Madison Elementary School are increasing the consistency of effective instruction for all students, building staff knowledge and skills to support all learners, using data to more quickly identify and provide support for students, and shifting to a proactive culture that supports stronger relationships with students, their families, and our communities.

“This award is indicative of our district’s commitment to supporting students’ social-emotional well-being be providing appropriate resources and supports that encourage all students to succeed,” stated Superintendent Dr. Demond Means. “We look forward to maintaining this momentum into the 2022-23 school year and beyond.” 

This recognition program encourages schools and districts during the construction of their systems and helps them celebrate progress toward full implementation. As schools continue the work, they will map out how to sustain their systems and continue to build increasing levels of student supports in additional subject areas until the system is fully in place.

For more information about Madison Elementary School, visit the school website at To learn more about the Wisconsin RtI Center’s Recognized Schools Program, visit