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.
An overview of this reporting requirement for a general audience.
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.
Data dashboards by school for 2018-19 per-pupil expenditures are available in the WISEdash Public Portal, under ESSA > Finance Resources.
Excel document containing per-pupil school expenditures for Wisconsin public schools. See the Data Format page for information on what's included in the file.
For School Leaders
A toolkit to support district-level communications efforts around the ESSA school-level expenditure reporting requirement, by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
A tool, along with a facilitator's guide and webinar, available from the ESEA State Support Network "to help districts and states understand the dynamics of school-level per-pupil reporting in their own district financial data."
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.
- ESSA School Level Expenditure Reporting 2020 (3-part video playlist)
- Getting Ready for ESSA School Level Expenditure Reporting webinar
- ESSA School Level Reporting: The Real Deal (slide deck only) - September 2020 State Superintendent's/WASDA Conference
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:
- Part 1: What is School Level Reporting? (12:59)
- Part 2: Reporting Format and Exclusions (12:03)
- Part 3: The DPI SLR Application (10:25)
Note: Portions of the application have changed since Part 3 was created, so we recommend viewing the "What's New" webinar referenced above.
More detailed information on the data being collected and the expenditure categories that will be reported.
Excel workbook to assist LEAs with compiling their budgeted or actual expenditure data for reporting.
Enrollment data from the WISEdash snapshot, for reference in comparing enrollments used for 2019-20 and 2020-21 school level expenditure reporting.
Answers to some frequently asked questions from the field on ESSA School Level Reporting.
Advice on how to respond to error messages or address other common issues while completing the report.
Document to assist LEAs and software vendors with preparing for the SLR budget collection.
Specification of the file upload format and sample report filters for Recommended Standard Exclusions.