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Confirming Updates to WISEdash Public and Release of Final Joint Federal Notifications

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dear District Administrators,

Today, the WISEdash Public Portal has been updated with certified data from both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. Additionally, joint federal notification materials have been updated in SAFE.

Many of the updates to the WISEdash Public Portal represent significant efforts by you and your colleagues to provide accurate data to DPI through the December 8 WISEdata snapshot. Thank you for all your efforts. You will find a list of new data and dashboards on the WISEdash Public Portal landing page.

Final joint federal notification (JFN) packets are available in SAFE today. To access your district’s packet, go to SAFE. If you need help accessing the system, please visit the SAFE landing page or complete a Help Ticket. You can find more information on 2019-20 ESSA accountability in this COVID-19 Accountability webpage, and information about LEA Determinations for IDEA in the Special Education District Profiles.

Because today is also the public release, you may share information regarding your ESSA and IDEA accountability reports and identification status. We encourage you to review all reports, regardless of identification status.

Please note, however, that the LEA Determinations Reports in SAFE should never be shared with the public; the data in these reports are not redacted and contain sensitive information.

As I said in December, we stand ready to assist you in the work of ensuring every student graduates college and career ready. As we have heard from you in the technical assistance calls, these federal identifications are indeed an opportunity to better understand your school’s and district’s performance, and to continue to improve outcomes for each and every student.

For questions about ESSA accountability calculations, contact the Office of Educational Accountability.

  • For questions about available improvement and supports, schedule a call with DPI staff through the JFN support link.
  • To attend professional learning in your region related to continuous improvement, contact the TA Network of Support. You might also find these online resources supportive of your continuous improvement work.
  • For questions about ESSA school level expenditure data, visit the School Financial Services Team’s webpage on the subject or email their general mailbox.