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Inquiry Process

Report Card Inquiry Period:  October 2-12th

The secure release of the 2017-18 preliminary report cards on October 2, 2018 opens the report card inquiry period, a window of time in which schools and districts can notify OEA of suspected data submission errors. Schools and districts should review their preliminary report card as soon as possible. These resources may be particularly helpful in your review:

If you need to open an inquiry, complete the short inquiry form by October 12th. This deadline is to open (not complete) an inquiry. We have this deadline in place so that we have sufficient time to incorporate any data corrections into the report card index code. If you submit an inquiry after October 12th, we cannot guarantee the changes will be made.

Once OEA has had a chance to review the inquiry, you will receive a reply. We prioritize data inquiries over general report card questions but in all cases, OEA aims to respond to each inquiry in a prompt manner. If warranted, an OEA analyst will reply with instructions for sending evidence via a secure file transfer. It is critical that you submit your evidence by the deadline that the OEA analysts gives you.

If changes from an inquiry are substantiated, OEA will manually correct the student-level data and update the report cards. However, no data corrections will alter the value-added growth scores as these calculations are produced outside of DPI and cannot be altered. Additionally, no data corrections will alter what is reported in the WISEdash Public Portal as this is certified and locked data.

If you need help understanding the report card system, your report card or specific scores, please contact your Accountability Trainer or OEA.

 

For questions about this information, contact oeamail@dpi.wi.gov