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2003-04 Changes to the School Performance Report

1. Dropouts and graduates will no longer be collected on the School Performance Report. These 2003-2004 data are still part of the SPR but will not be collected through the aggregate SPR data collection; they will be collected in October 2004 through ISES (Individual Student Enrollment System).

The reauthorized federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires extensive additional data collection and reporting by both state and local education agencies. As a result, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and local school districts need to modify their existing data systems. Beginning in October 2004 Wisconsin school districts will participate in an Individual Student Enrollment System (ISES). In October 2004 school districts will submit to the DPI selected data for each student, including at a minimum 2003-2004 dropout status, high school completion credentials, and demographic data as necessary to meet ESEA disaggregation requirements. 

2. Beginning with 2003-2004 reporting year, schools will be asked to submit SPR suspension and expulsion and district-wide expulsion data by June 30.

This change is required to meet the No Child Left Behind Requirements for Internal Review for Persistently Dangerous School Status. The department will notify schools that have exceeded the established criteria for three or more years within 30 days. A school will have 30 days to submit required information and DPI will have 30 days to review the data and notify schools of their status. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), requires each state receiving ESEA funds to establish and implement a statewide policy that allows students who attend persistently dangerous public schools to attend safe public schools. For further information regarding the Unsafe School Option, consult the following page on the DPI website: school choice option

The Unsafe School Option section includes the DPI Bulletin No 03.07 "ESEA Intradistrict Safe School Transfer Option" and administrative rule Chapter PI 23, relating to ESEA intradistrict safe school transfer options.

3. Beginning with 2003-2004 reporting year, schools will be asked to submit the Special Education reports, Interim Alternative Educational Setting and IDEA Federal Discipline data by June 30.

4. In the 2003-2004 School Performance Report, the following grade ranges will be collected:

  • PK
  • 3-year-old Kindergarten
  • 4-year-old Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade
  • Fifth Grade
  • Sixth Grade
  • Seventh Grade
  • Eighth Grade
  • Ninth Grade
  • Tenth Grade
  • Eleventh Grade
  • Twelfth Grade

Note that B2, E3, E4, E5, C1, and HD are no longer collected separately. They are rolled up into PK. This change is being made to match the grades that are collected on the enrollment report.

5. In the 2002-2003 Course Offerings Report, there was a change in how foreign languages were counted for Advanced Coursework. Instead of counting all foreign languages as Advanced Coursework, only 3rd level and above are counted.

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