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Certified student data now available on DPI's WISEdash Public Portal

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced data has been updated, certified, and is available on its WISEdash Public Portal.
The information published today includes certified enrollment data for the 2021-22 school year, graduation rates for the 2020-21 school year, Advanced Placement exam data for the 2020-21 school year, attendance data for the 2020-21 school year, ACT graduate data for the 2020-21 school year, certified data on student discipline and retention for the 2020-21 school year, certified per pupil expenditure data, and more.
For the Class of 2021, 89.5 percent of students completed high school with a regular diploma within four years. Students are assigned to a cohort year when they first enroll in a Wisconsin public high school, which for the Class of 2021 was students who started high school in the 2017-18 school year. The Wisconsin State Constitution guarantees students the right to a public education from the ages of 4 to 20. Additionally, federal law requires educational services for students with disabilities, if needed, until the age of 21. Therefore, Wisconsin calculates five-, six-, and seven-year graduation rates to honor the additional time and effort of students who, due to illness or injury, personal or family events, or lifetime or temporary disabilities, need longer to complete their high school education.
Each year, all Wisconsin public school districts and independent charter schools collect information about their students, staff, and courses based on federal and state reporting requirements. These datasets are submitted to the DPI and are stored and linked in a data warehouse. The DPI’s WISEdash Public Portal uses dashboards, or visual collections of graphs and tables, to provide multi-year educational data about Wisconsin schools and students. Data on the portal are redacted and available by school, district, or state. Data can be displayed for multiple years and can also be grouped and filtered by a variety of demographics, including grade level, gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, disability, English proficiency, and migrant status.

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