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2019-2020 WI Digital Learning Survey Results

Ed Tech Data Summary

The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan (c2016) provides school districts strategies for making learning more meaningful and relevant for students, more accessible for economically disadvantaged students, and more cost-effective upon implementation. The focus, throughout the Plan, continues to be learning environments that are equitable, personalized, applied, and engaging.

DPI is pleased to present the 2019 Digital Learning data (2019-2020 school year) for K-12 schools in Wisconsin! DPI asked 53 questions covering all five gears of the Plan. This website depicts the results of those questions, which represents a cross-section of the overall data and can be used to support data-driven instructional leadership and planning. DPI has compiled the survey responses of 405 Wisconsin school districts (across all 12CESA regions), which represent participation by over 90% of all school districts in the state.

The goal of DPI is to create a collection of longitudinal, digital data to help inform key stakeholders including individual school districts, Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESAs), professional organizations, the Wisconsin Legislature, and citizens of the state.

The survey data has been broken down in three ways for comparison -- state-level results, results by district size, and results by CESA (this information was sent to individual CESAs). Each section includes graphs for the given data and a brief interpretation of each. 2019-2020 (year three of the survey) is the first year we can begin to identify trends from the survey data. These trends are highlighted in the charts on the state-level survey data page. A PDF copy of the entire data set for each category can be found at the bottom of each web page. You can also access data from previous years in the menu on the left of the page.

Key findings are:

  • District use of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan has increased each of the three years of the Digital Learning Survey.

  • Currently, 66 districts in Wisconsin have implemented some form of Virtual Learning Time and another 60+ districts are currently working on a plan.

  • 80%+ of districts statewide are in the process of using or have already used the Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy to support the planning goals of student learning that are equitable, personalized, applied, and engaged.

  • Over 60% of districts report students in 6-12 classrooms have a device assigned to each student.

  • Almost 85% of school districts report having a wireless network that is ready to support mobile learning in all of their buildings, which is a continued increase over the previous two years.

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289