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Digital Equity Information for Districts and Libraries

Tools for School Districts and Libraries

Below, you can read about some of the tools available from DPI to help you improve digital equity and broadband access in your community.

Digital Equity Gap Data Collection (Video Overview, 10 min.)

Wisconsin DPI strives to make the process of collecting and analyzing Digital Equity Gap Data more efficient with a variety of Internet Survey Tools. Districts now have the ability to dynamically push information from the new common question fields published in their local student information system (SIS) to a new WISEdash (For Districts) Digital Equity Dashboard via the WISEData Ed-Fi API. Tools for collecting responses and entering them into the local SIS include 1) districts writing their own surveys using the DPI provided common questions, 2) using built in features of the SIS to survey families (i.e. annual online registration), and 3) using a DPI provided English/Spanish Qualtrics survey link.

Digital Learning Bridge (Video Overview, 5 min.)

Wisconsin DPI has partnered with CESA Purchasing to create the Wisconsin Digital Learning Bridge. This initiative provides districts with an efficient process for checking address serviceability, comparing, and purchasing discounted offers with a variety of vendors for internet service, hardware, and software. Districts now have the option to purchase bulk internet subscriptions on behalf of households they designate. Visit the Wisconsin Digital Learning Bridge website for more information. Districts can also obtain specific information on vendor serviceability for each student address. Districts start this process by requesting a data sharing agreement and sample address file from DPI by completing this Digital Learning Bridge Data Use Sign-Up Form.