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Data Errata - Data Changes after DPI Publication

Data Errata

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Districts work very hard to provide The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) with student demographic, attendance, enrollment, and special education data. They diligently compile and, nearly without fail, report this data through the WISEdata Portal to The DPI in a timely fashion. The DPI then collects this data, aggregates it, and passes it on to you, the data consumer, through various means such as WISEdash, Report Cards, and federal reporting.

Unfortunately, this process is not perfect and there are times when data is misreported or not reported in a timely fashion. The following data errata are cases of such events. We present data errata not because we are proud of such events but because even in cases where we cannot report the data through the above tools, we want to be diligent in providing you with the most accurate information possible.

Errata are changes that occur after final publication. Errata should be consulted for any dataset downloaded or used in educational research. At The Department of Public Instruction (DPI), we maintain a master errata page that contains changes brought to The DPI's attention by school districts AFTER the data has been published on WISEdash or on another DPI page.

Data Errata for 2018-19 School Year Data and Later

 

Starting with 2018-29 school year data, data errata are now submitted through WISEadmin Portal. For instructions on submitting data errata through WISEadmin Portal, refer to the WISEadmin Portal user guide.

Data Errata for 2017-18 School Year Data and Earlier

 

For data prior to the 2018-19 school year, follow this process:

  1. A school district is advised by DPI or recognizes that an error exists in the final data that was submitted by school districts after the final publication of the data report.
  2. Districts submit errata on school district letterhead to the Customer Services Team. It is imperative that you do not include any student-specific data (PII) for confidentiality and privacy reasons. We recommend submitting these letters electronically in PDF format to Michelle Jones at michelle.jones@dpi.wi.gov

The errata PDF's are posted to the DPI website once they have been received and reviewed.  Listed below are errata pages, or data corrections, for information that has been published by The DPI. The corrections were submitted by school districts after the final publication of data. Please accept these data errata pages in the spirit in which they were intended as we continue to strive to improve our processes with the goal of reducing and eliminating such events.

For questions about this information, contact Michelle Jones (608) 267-1289