WISEdash for Districts (secure site for district staff) provides:
- secure, role-based data access;
- simple ad hoc reporting functionality (choose a district, choose a demographic);
- advanced reporting capabilities for power users at the district and state level to create customizable reports; and
- professional development resources such as pre-made workbooks (forms) to guide use and understanding of tools, dashboards and reports.
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Guides and Videos
Application Security Manager (ASM) Quick Start Guide (3 page PDF)
Video - How to Access Secure Data Resources
- WISEdash for Districts User Video-Growth
- WISEdash for Districts User Video-General
- Application Security Manager Quick Start Video
WISEdash Overviews and History
The ability to turn data into information quickly and easily has become increasingly important in education. As part of DPI's ongoing effort to support research and analysis that improves educational outcomes, the Department of Public Instruction purchased a suite of tools—called business intelligence (BI) tools—that are changing the way DPI provides the data we collect back to schools and districts, and changing the way that school and district staff, as well as the public, can access data about Wisconsin public schools.
DPI's new BI solution, WISEdash, is a combination of tools from a Wisconsin company called VersiFit Software LLC and Microsoft. VersiFit Software LLC is a P20 education software vendors working with states such as Hawaii and Oregon and with more than 200 K-12 school districts and 4 higher education clients. VersiFit provides data-driven education reform innovations to help states and school districts to promote better student outcomes, improve instruction, reward top educators, and improve school district financial condition.
The goal of WISEdash is to increase access to education data—and, in doing so, enable more data informed decisions—by providing access to an unprecedented number of reports on a variety of topics. DPI believes that multiple indicators of student learning and performance should be incorporated into analysis and decision-making at all levels including the classroom, school and district.
With its companion portal, WISEdash Public, the tools will enable DPI to provide reports and dashboards—in a single location—directly to districts on topics that draw from our longitudinal data system. The reports and dashboards are helping to build a better understanding of education performance and outcomes for Wisconsin students, and helping to inform decisions ensuring every child graduates from high school prepared for both college and career pathways.
Core Project Documents
- Introduction to WISEdash-Updates October 2013
- Introduction to WISEdash May 2013
- WISEdash Update Presentation September 12, 2012
- Taking a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) From Fundamentals to Advanced Capabilities July 12, 2012 25th Annual STATS-DC 2012 Data Conference
- Introducing WISEdash September 14, 2011 State Superintendent's Conference
- Introducing DPI's Education Business Intelligence Solution
- April 13, 2011 DPI Directors / Assistant Directors Meeting
- April 7, 2011 State Superintendent's Education Data Advisory Committee (SSEDAC)
- March 7, 2011 Internal DPI Brown Bag