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. As stated in Agenda 2017, the goal for Wisconsin is to help ensure every child graduates from high school prepared for both college and career pathways. These data systems are a key part of Agenda 2017's assessment and data systems emphasis on giving parents and the public more timely, 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. Current and 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.
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.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) collects and maintains data about education in the State of Wisconsin, including:
- Data about individual students.
- School finance data.
- Teacher licensing data.
- School performance data.
- Facilities data.
- Data required for federal reporting and compliance.
- Agency administrative and operational data.
- Many other types of data.
Visit our new webpage for information on submitting new public or confidential data requests and updating existing requests.