The DPI is looking for schools and districts to pilot a system that makes data-based predictions about students who would be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) classes or exams but are not currently taking them.
The purpose of the pilot is to help school staff identify and reach out to students to encourage participation. In addition, we hope it will support administrators in making decisions about whether to offer new courses.
In the pilot this fall, the DPI will provide each participating school or district with predictions for their students on some of the most popular AP exams.
Afterward, at least one staff member per participating school or district will complete a brief survey on their experience with the AP predictions, including their accuracy and usefulness. This survey, which will take less than 15 minutes to complete, is the only requirement for participating in the pilot.
The AP prediction system is modeled after DPI’s existing early warning systems, the Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) and the College and Career Readiness Early Warning System (CCREWS). More information on these systems is available on the DPI Early Warning Systems web page.
Feedback from the pilot will be used to improve the predictions and determine if AP predictions should be provided through WISEdash for districts. If you are interested in participating in the AP prediction pilot or have questions, please contact Justin Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2019.
Subscriber Submission: Justin Meyer, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction