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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

Infographic

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.

2018-19 Data Download File

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

CCSSO School-Level Spending Toolkit

A toolkit to support district-level communications efforts around the ESSA school-level expenditure reporting requirement, by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Financial Transparency and Reporting Readiness Assessment Tool

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."

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.

Videos

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.

3rd Friday 2019 Enrollments by School

Enrollment data from the WISEdash snapshot, for reference in comparing enrollments used for 2019-20 and 2020-21 school level expenditure 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 Daniel Bush (608) 266-6968