Message from DPI
Early warning dashboard data (DEWS/CCREWS) is no longer available as of 10/12/2023. DPI is evaluating the future of these early warning systems. LEAs should continue to use local data to guide interventions focused on preventing dropouts and ensuring college and career readiness for all students.
What is CCREWS?
The College and Career Readiness Early Warning System (CCREWS) uses student and school data to make predictions about whether or not students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 are likely to be ready for college and career. The early identification of students who may not be college and career ready provides schools and districts with the opportunity to provide additional support. This emphasis on college and career readiness aligns with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s mission of every child a graduate, college and career ready.
CCREWS Predictions are Found in WISEdash for Districts
CCREWS predictions can be accessed by authorized school and district staff through WISEdash for Districts.
CCREWS Provides Four Predictions
Being ready for college and career can have different meanings to different students. While many students plan to attend college, others intend to begin a career, start a business, or join the military. Additionally, student plans may change over time. Therefore CCREWS provides multiple measures of college and career readiness so that educators, students, and parents can use the measure or measures that are most applicable. Four predictions are available:
- Whether or not a student will meet the college readiness benchmark on three of the four ACT® subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science)
- Whether or not a student will meet the college readiness benchmark on four of the four ACT® subjects
- A student’s predicted ACT® composite score
- Whether or not a student will enroll in a four-year college degree program in the first fall after high school graduation
How CCREWS Predictions are Produced
CCREWS uses the performance of past students to create predictions for current students with similar characteristics. Characteristics considered include student test scores (Forward Exam), student attendance, student demographics, student mobility, student discipline, school aggregated test scores, school aggregated attendance, school aggregated demographics, school aggregated mobility, school aggregated discipline, and distance from the school to the nearest four-year college.
Wisconsin CCREWS Resources
Preparing students for college and career is critical to ensuring every child is a graduate ready for life after high school. Please make use of these resources, and contact DPI if there are any questions.
- Every child a graduate
- College and career readiness
- College and career readiness individualized education program resources
- How to Access DEWS and CCREWS
- CCREWS about the data
College and Career Readiness Resources
Further resources that were not produced by DPI are also available:
- College and Career Readiness Success Center
- Edutopia Resources and Downloads to Support College Readiness
- REL Northwest Early Warning System Practitioner’s Guide
- US Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
- Wisconsin PBIS Network
- Wisconsin RtI Center
How DEWS and CCREWS are Related
The Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) and CCREWS are related tools. Both tools provide predictions about future student outcomes. DEWS predicts a student’s risk of either dropping out or graduating from high school in more than 4 years while CCREWS identifies students that are likely to not be ready for college and career.
CCREWS in the News
- CCREWS was mentioned in the post "Beyond Attendance & Grades: Unique & Transformative Ed-Fi Use Cases" on the Ed-Fi Alliance Blog.
- CCREWS was mentioned in the article "Analysis of ACT Results Finds Fewer than Half of Wisconsin High School Juniors College-Ready" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- CCREWS was mentioned in the article "Report: Wisconsin ACT Test Scores Have Declined Since 2014" by Wisconsin Public Radio.