The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to release the 2018-2019 results from the Digital Learning Survey. Results include responses from 420 school districts, representing over 94% of all public schools. Questions in the survey cover all five gears of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and include topics like instruction and assessment, infrastructure, innovative leadership, professional learning, and data privacy.
The purpose of the survey is to collect longitudinal data that helps districts and key stakeholders learn about innovative practices across the state and see where they stand relative to other districts. This information will support decisions related to staffing, purchasing, curriculum, and development of action plans. The survey will also help the DPI and the CESAs identify areas in which districts may need support.
Some key findings from this year’s survey include:
- District use of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan increased by almost 12% from the previous year.
- Over 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 20 hours or less of technology-related professional learning.
- Over 60% of all 6-12 classrooms across the state include a device for every student.
- 148 of 420 schools reported 90-100% of their students have internet access at home, an improvement over 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 include computer science in their programs of study.
- Still, less than one in four districts across the state require staff training for data privacy and security.
For more information and to view the full results, visit the DPI 2018-2019 Digital Learning Survey web page.
Subscriber submission, Chad Kliefoth, digital learning consultant, Department of Public Instruction