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Evaluation Late Reason

Evaluation Late Reason: Special Education


Evaluation Late Reason: Parental consent is required before any LEA member can assess or otherwise work with a student towards the goal of determining eligibility for special education. Once that consent is obtained, LEAs have a 60-day timeline to complete the initial special education evaluation. This field only needs to be used if the student’s initial evaluation was completed past the 60-day timeframe.

If the evaluation is not complete, you must enter either a valid Exception to the 60-day timeframe that applied. This can be entered into a free-flow text box with a maximum of 500 characters.

If the evaluation is complete but has exceeded the 60-day timeline, an Evaluation Late Reason should be provided. If you submit a Late Reason, do not also submit an Evaluation Delay Reason.

Data Submission Details

DPI is requiring Timely Initial Evaluations (Indicator 11) data to be reported through WISE to better support our local educational agency (LEA) staff time and efforts by reducing the number of applications they need to access to report required data.

Beginning immediately, all data element fields must contain valid data or will be found to be in error (not warning) status.

Starting with the 2023-24 school year and onwards:

  • DPI will get Indicator 11 from data submitted by LEAs into WISEdata.
  • All Indicator 11 data elements must be submitted by all LEAs each school year through WISEdata.
  • Starting with the 2023-24 school year, all LEAs will report Indicator 11 data annually through WISE. In the past, only LEAs “in cycle” were required to submit data in any given year.
  • The first instance of Indicator 11 data being collected as part of the 23-24 Year-End collection in a snapshot will be December 10, 2024, during the 2024-25 school year.

In order to ensure that the data is valid and reliable, please note the following:

  • All students who are evaluated for special education must have a WISEid (for children below compulsory school age or parentally placed in private or home-based schooling, please visit the Student Education Organization Responsibility Association (SEORA) data element page.
  • NOTE: Data cannot flow to DPI unless it is entered in your SIS. To resolve issues around data that is entered into the SIS that isn’t flowing to DPI, LEAs need to work with their vendor support staff to resolve data flow issues.

For more information refer to the Timely Special Ed Evaluation, or the Evaluation Delay Reason data element pages.

To contact the DPI Special Education Team with questions about disability data, you can      submit a Special Education Team Help Ticket, or call: 1 (608) 266-1781
If you need assistance from the Customer Services Team, please submit a WISE Help Ticket.
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