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Programs: Roster/WISEdata/Career Education

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Programs, including World Language, Dual Enrollment, and more, will be collected here with a specific code set for each. Only one program type can be submitted through one section. If more than one program applies to one course, avoid dual reporting by selecting the program that best fits the course. You will provide each program type with a specific program name using the table.

For Career Education, there are Program Types of Certified Career Education Programs and Non-Certified Career Education Programs. See the CTE Programs page or the 2018-19 link below for a list of program names.

Sections represent a setting in which organized instruction of course content is provided, in person or otherwise, to one or more students for a given period of time. A course offering may be offered to more than one section. This is collected at the school level.



View the list of programs for 2017-18 school year .


View the list of programs for 2018-19 school year.


View the list of programs for 2019-20 school year.


View the list of programs for 2020-21 school year.


View the list of programs for 2021-22 school year.



USES: This data element ensures specific programs will be attached to the appropriate section and which programs are in use at what schools.

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Roster, Career Education, Demographic  *Note, all data elements flow into WISEdata at all times, not only during specified collection snapshots.                                                                                                                                    


FAQs, Details, and Points to Note


  1. Roster FAQ: For more information and use cases, see the Roster FAQ page.
  2. Career Education FAQ: For more Career Education information and use cases, see the Career Education FAQ page.
  3. Bilingual/ESL Programs: Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) class includes a course of study designed specifically for students whose native language is not English, delivered either in English or primarily in the native language of the students. Additionally, a class may include a course of study delivered in English and the target language as part of a two-way immersion program to also qualify as Bilingual/ESL. The bilingual/ESL indicator is needed to meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and address existing gaps in the state LDS data sets.
  4. Dual Enrollment Programs: A Dual Enrollment program is one through which high school students have a dual enrollment in both high school and college and earn both high school and college credit. 

    Different dual enrollment programs exist in Wisconsin to pay and provide students with as many opportunities as possible to achieve college credit while in high school. These programs are offered through a variety of funding structures depending on the statuary authority.

    1. Dual credit classes can be taken through Technical Colleges, the UW System colleges, tribal colleges, and/or the Private colleges under WAICU.

    2. GEAR UP Schools: For 2018-19 Final Grade/mark earned is only required for grade levels 9-12. However, for GEAR UP schools, if you are able to and wish to send in Final Grades/marks for students in grade levels 6-8 as well, we will accept the data. If GEAR UP schools are not able to send Final Grade/mark data for middle school students, DPI staff will contact you to collect it manually as in the past.
  5. World Language Programs: World Language Courses are domestic courses of study in languages other than English. Courses may be designed to meet the needs of heritage or second language learners. Such courses were previously commonly referred to as "Foreign Language" courses. The program has adopted the term "World Languages" to reflect the reality that these languages are spoken by resident communities within the United States as well as other in other nations. 
    1. One-Way Dual Language Immersion vs. Two-Way Dual Language Immersion: Differentiating between one-way and two-way dual language programs can prove challenging, so please consider the following when submitting World Language Program and course data.
      1. IMMR: One-way dual language immersion (IMMR) of primarily native English speakers and non-English Learner (EL) students learning language and literacy in a partner language in addition to English may include students who are not native English speakers, who are not EL where the partner language is their native or home language, and where the new language being learned is not English. IMMR is for students who already have a grasp of the English language and are only working on the other partner language.
      2. TWDLI: Two-way dual language immersion (TWDLI) that's not a heritage language is comprised of 50% in a language other than English and has a combined student population of native and non-native speakers. It's intended to encompass the student's entire day but is not assigned to specific classes.
    2. Choosing World Language Course Codes: DPI recommends that when choosing a course code for a student enrolled in a World Language program that you select the course code for the specific language taken rather than a general code, e.g., choose 'Grade Level 5 French' rather than "world language" or "foreign language."
  6. Career Education Certified Programs: If a district wants to report a Career Education program linked to a section, then it is expected that all students in that section are working toward the certification that program offers. If in reality some students in a section are working toward the certification and others are not, then the district is expected to report two sections (one linked to the program that only has students working towards the certification and one that's not linked to a program for students not working toward the certification.
    • It is expected that certain 'certified programs' like (Youth Apprenticeship) are scheduled as courses and final grades are awarded which reflect on the student's transcript. The final grade awarded and the certification status are tightly linked (ideally one is dependent on the other). For example, when a student passes the course and acquires a credit for the course, it is associated to the student completing the certification.


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