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2000-01 Changes to the School Performance Report

Beginning with the 2000-01 school year, the Department of Public Instruction revised the School Performance Report to incorporate changes in federal special education reporting requirements and changes in state law (1999 Wisconsin Act 9). A summary of each of the changes follows:

Change: Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES) [formerly "Unilateral Removal"]

The name of this data collection has been changed from Unilateral Removal to Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES). The data collected in this report is required by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It pertains only to students with disabilities. One additional data element collected for the 2000-01 school year is the number of acts resulting in removal to an IAES by a hearing officer determination regarding likely injury.

The IAES data will be due to the department on June 15 to meet OSEP's due date.

Change: Unduplicated Count for Federal Reporting

The data collected in this report is required by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It pertains only to students with disabilities. There are three data elements collected. The first data element is new to the 2000-01 collection. That element is an unduplicated count of students who had a single expulsion and/or suspension of greater than 10 days. In previously provided documentation, it had been indicated that this would be a count only of non-weapon or drug offenses. We have since learned that all expulsions and/or suspensions should be counted regardless of reason. The second data element is a count of the number of pupils with multiple short-term suspensions summing to greater than 10 days. Again, it should be all short-term suspensions summing to greater than 10 days regardless of reason. The third data element is an unduplicated count of pupils who were either expelled for greater than 10 days, suspended (single suspension or multiple short-term suspensions) for greater than 10 days, removed to an interim alternative educational setting by school personnel for weapon or drug offenses, and/or removed by a hearing officer determination regarding likely injury. Basically, what is being asked is, "How many students with disabilities were disciplined (expelled, suspended, or placed in an interim alternative educational setting) for greater than 10 days during the school year?"

The data collected as part of the Unduplicated Count for Federal Reporting will be due June 15 to meet OSEP's due date.

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Change: District Level Expulsions

Beginning with the 2000-01 school year, to comply with 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, additional information on expulsions must be reported. This additional information includes the educational programs provided to pupils without disability during expulsions, whether pupils return to school after their expulsions and the length of the expulsion.

This information is collected at the District Level in a new data entry screen called District Level Expulsions. Note: Please complete the Expulsions report BEFORE this new report.

Change: Expulsions

In the collection for 2000-01 the number of incidents is broken out as follows:

  • Non-Weapon or Non-Drug Related incidents are broken out by repeated violation of school rules or assault/endangering behavior.
  • Weapon or Drug Related incidents are broken out by weapon related or drug related.

Note: Please complete this Expulsions report BEFORE the new District Level Expulsions report.

Change: Suspensions

In the collection for 2000-01 the number of incidents is broken out as follows:
Non-Weapon/Drug Related - The incident reasons are:

  • Violation of School Rules
  • Assault/Endangering Behavior

Weapon/Drug Related - The incident reasons are:

  • Weapon Related
  • Drug Related

Please review the relevant sections of the SPR documentation for more details concerning these new requirements.

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Questions regarding the SPR should be directed to the SPR Coordinator, 608-267-3166.

For questions about this information, please open a help ticket-- https://dpi.wi.gov/wisedata/help/request