The Data Warehouse and Decision Support team at DPI is charged with building, maintaining, and providing user support around WISEdash (the Wisconsin Information System for Education (WISE) data dashboard) and other data and reporting tools geared towards our districts and schools. The team also supports any mandatory federal or state reporting requirements. Leveraging the unique philosophy of data warehouse concepts and technologies, the focus is placed on data integration and easy-to-use interfaces for data analysis to better understand education outcomes for Wisconsin students.
Why are these data tools important?
Education data is a primary tool to see how our students, schools, and policies are working. Over time, the data show the results of changes we make in schools, letting us track progress and make adjustments. Our mission at DPI is to ensure that every child, regardless of zip code, has access to quality public education programs, enrichment opportunities, and special education supports, so that all of our kids can be successful. These data systems are a key part of this mission. They give parents and the public more timely, high quality data to use for informed decision-making.
What is WISEdash?
WISEdash: Wisconsin Information System for Education Data Dashboard
WISEdash is a data portal that uses "dashboards," or visual collections of graphs and tables, to provide multi-year education data about Wisconsin schools. Data on the portal are redacted and available by school, district, or State. Certified data can be displayed for multiple years and it can be grouped and filtered by a variety of demographics including grade level, gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, disability, English proficiency, and migrant status. Data download files are also available. As a public reporting tool, WISEdash is used by districts, schools, parents, researchers, media, and other community members to view data published by DPI.Find more information on the WISEdash Public Portal here. Find more information the WISEdash for Districts secure portal here.
Go to the WISEdash Public Portal.
Data Requests and Privacy
Individuals or organizations requesting student level or other confidential data should review documentation on the DPI website related to student privacy here: Student Data Privacy Information.
Requests for DPI Data
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) collects and maintains data about education in the State of Wisconsin. Visit our Data Requests page for information on submitting new confidential or non-confidential data requests, updating existing requests, and submitting data destruction forms.