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2018-2019 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 2018 Digital Learning data (2018-2019 school year) for K-12 schools in Wisconsin! DPI asked fifty questions covering all five gears of the Plan. This website depicts results from fourteen of those questions which represent 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 420 Wisconsin school districts, which represent participation by over 94% of all Wisconsin school districts.

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.

This site has broken the data down in three ways for comparison -- statewide results, results by CESA, and results by district size. Each section includes graphs for the given data and a brief interpretation of each. A PDF copy of the entire data set for each category can be found at the bottom of each page. You can also access data from years in the menu on the left.

Key findings are:

  • District use of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan (52% of districts) increased by almost 12% from the previous year.
  • 80%+ of districts statewide are in the process of or already leveraging the Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy to support the Plan goals of student learning that is equitable, personalized, applied and engaged
  • In one-third of districts, teachers receive twenty hours or less of technology-related professional learning.
  • Over 60% of all 6-12 classrooms across the state include a device for every student
  • In almost a third of all Wisconsin school districts, more than 90% of students have internet access at home. This number is up from 70% of students the previous year.
  • 75% of school districts have built wireless networks that are ready to support mobile learning in all of their buildings.
  • More than half of all Wisconsin districts have Computer Science included in their programs of study.
  • Still less than one in four districts across the state require staff training for data privacy and security.

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