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IDEA Indicator: Special Education

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IDEA Indicator: Upon completion of the initial special education evaluation, the student either will or will not be determined eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

If the student meets eligibility criteria, then they will become enrolled in special education services, and the value selected should be “True.” If the student does not meet eligibility criteria, then they are dismissed and the value selected should be “False.”

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 data element page.


 

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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