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Ancestry/Ethnic Origins

Ancestry/Ethnic Origins: WISEdata

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New for 2021-22 school year.

The Ancestry/Ethnic Origins data element describes racial or ethnic subgroups that a student belongs to. This data element captures more specific information than the Race/Ethnicity data element so that schools and districts can better target programs to support students from marginalized groups.

The available options for this data element depend on the data entered in the Race/Ethnicity data element. See below for a list of available options for each ethnicity.

For students whose race is identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, refer to the Tribal Affiliation data element.

This data element is not required for public or Choice schools but is highly recommended.

Ethnicity Ancestry/Ethnic Origins Options
Hispanic or Latino Colombian
Ecuadorian
Guatemalan
Mexican
Puerto Rican
Salvadoran
Spanish/Spanish-American
Decline to indicate
Unknown
Other
Asian Burmese
Chinese
Filipino
Hmong
Indian
Karen
Korean
Vietnamese
Decline to indicate
Unknown
Other
Black or African-American African-American
Ethiopian-Oromo
Ethiopian-Other
Liberian
Nigerian
Somali
Decline to indicate
Unknown
Other
 
 

USES: Racial and ethnic origin data can be used by school districts and DPI to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve education achievements of students from specific racial or ethnic backgrounds.

 

FAQs, Details, and Points to Note

 

  1. Parents Refuse to Identify: If the family or student does not identify an ancestry or ethnic origin, it should not be reported.

 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Race/Ethnicity Crosswalk

Individual level collections with automated file upload/download processes will use the individual race key for submitting data to DPI. Aggregate level collections and public reporting will use the Aggregate Reporting Category.

View the crosswalk document for race/ethnicity reporting help.

See also:

Race & Ethnicity Identification Collection


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