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ESSA SLR Resources

Looking to understand more about ESSA School Level Reporting? This page includes resources developed by DPI and other organizations on this new expenditure reporting requirement.

Quick links to information:

For Parents and the Public


A high-level overview of what ESSA School Level Reporting is all about.

New School Spending Data Under ESSA video (4:26)

An overview of this reporting requirement for a general audience.

Interstate Financial Reporting

An explanation of the format that DPI and 38 other states developed and agreed to use for School Level Reporting, by the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University.

WISEdash Public Portal

Data dashboards by school for 2018-19 per-pupil expenditures are available in the WISEdash Public Portal, under ESSA > Finance Resources.

Data Download Files

Excel documents containing per-pupil school expenditures for Wisconsin public schools. See the Data Format page for information on what's included in the files.

For School Leaders

Principal PPE Resources

An overview, FAQ, and fact sheets specifically targeted at principals, by the National Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (NAESP/NASSP).

School Level Reporting Presentations

The newest versions of the SFS Team's presentations to the field on ESSA School Level Reporting.

For School Business Office Professionals

This information is for school business professionals who will be completing district/LEA reports in the WiSFiP portal.


What's New for the 2018-19 ESSA SLR Annual (9/5/2019 webinar) (27:23)

A three-part video series for business office professionals on ESSA School Level Reporting and the SLR application:

View Parts 1-3 as a YouTube playlist

Note: Portions of the application have changed since Part 3 was created, so we recommend viewing the "What's New" webinar referenced above.

SLR Data Reporting Format

More detailed information on the data being collected and the expenditure categories that will be reported.

DPI SLR Workbook (v. 2.2)

Excel workbook to assist LEAs with compiling their budgeted or actual expenditure data for reporting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions from the field on ESSA School Level Reporting.

Help with Common SLR Issues

Advice on how to respond to error messages or address other common issues while completing the report.

"Preparing For School Level Reporting: How To Guide"

Document to assist LEAs and software vendors with preparing for the SLR budget collection.

Technical Information

Specification of the file upload format and sample report filters for Recommended Standard Exclusions.

For questions about this information, contact (608) 267-9114