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Total Years of Experience

Total Years of Experience: WISEstaff

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Total Years of Experience counts the number of years working at any educational agency down to the nearest half-year mark and including the current school year. This should also calculate time worked at both public and private schools.

Include all educational staffing experience regardless of location or capacity - out-of-state, and out-of-country. It also includes any educational staffing assignment type, including but not limited to, teaching. It also includes any type of educational institution.

Include staff members who have assignments that require contracts and all time through the current school year. Also include any experience the staff member has working in that agency doing any and all jobs in any work, even as a janitor or intern. 

You're required to report only for staff with assignment type of codes of “0” Professional - Special Education and “1” Professional - Regular Education.

You're NOT required to report for subcontracted individuals or staff with assignment type codes of: “2” Short-Term Substitute - Extra Curricular Activities, “3” Support - Regular Education, and “4” Support - Special Education.

The format for submitting Total Years of Experience is a three-digit decimal number with one place after the decimal. It should end in only whole or half decimals (.0 or .5). For example, report as 10.5 or 10.0 years, not 10.2. This number must be greater than or equal to Local Years of Experience. Leave this field blank when it does not apply to specific assignment area and position code combination. 

For valid combinations of Assignment Areas and Position Codes, see the Assignment Code List.

USES: This data element tracks information about a particular staff member's reported years of experience in all education agencies' position and assignment records in WISEstaff and is used in SDPR reporting.


FAQs, Details, and Points to Note


  1. WISEstaff Experience FAQ: See more specific answers about experience questions in this Experience FAQ knowledge base article.

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