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2017-2018 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 Digital Learning data (2017-2018 school year) for K-12 schools in Wisconsin! DPI asked 55 questions covering all five gears of the Plan. This site presents the results from eleven of those questions believed to be of greatest interest to stakeholders across the state to support data-driven technical and instructional leadership. DPI has compiled the survey responses of 423 Wisconsin school districts, which represent participation by over 95% of all Wisconsin school districts. 

The goal of DPI to a collection of longitudinal Digital data is to help inform key stakeholders including: Individual school districts, CESAs, the Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Legislatures, and citizens of the state.
 
This site has broken the data down in three ways for comparison -- statewide results, results broken out by CESA, and results broken out by district size. Each section includes graphs for the given data and a brief interpretation of each. Of course, many interpretations are possible and we encourage viewers to develop their own. A PDF copy of the entire data set for each category can be found at the bottom of each page. 
 
Key findings are:
  • 75% of school districts have built wireless networks that are ready to support mobile learning in all of their buildings.
  • District use of the Digital Learning Plan (40% of districts) and the Future Ready dashboard (25% of districts) is still developing across the state.
  • In two-thirds of districts, teachers receive 20 hours or less of technology-related professional learning.
  • In almost a third of all Wisconsin school districts, fewer than 70% of students do not have internet access at home.
DPI emphasizes that the data shown on these pages captures only a single point in time. As we gather data annually, we will have the ability to chart our progress over time.
For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289