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WISE Data Elements
Actual Discipline Action Length indicates the actual length in school days of a student's disciplinary assignment
The Behavior data element provides a list of behaviors. One of these must be selected to describe the action done by the student who caused the school discipline incident. Behaviors are ranked in order of severity with handgun being the most severe.
For firearm-related incidents which have one or more associated disciplines, but no disciplinary action is an expulsion, this description must provide the reason why the student did not receive the mandatory expulsion.
Unique identifier of the Discipline Action resource
Identifier assigned by the local education organization to the discipline action.
The date on which the discipline action started. The discipline date must occur on or after the incident date.
Discipline Descriptor is a type of action, such as removal from the classroom, used to discipline the student who caused the discipline incident.
Unique identifier of the Discipline Incident resource
A locally assigned unique identifier (within the school or school district) to identify each specific incident or occurrence.
Reference to the related Discipline Incident resource, including the Incident Identifier and School ID.
Number of school days during which student is removed for this school term, incident, and disciplinary action.
Reference to the related school resource, i.e., the school ID as assigned by the State Education Agency (SEA).
Reference to the related student resource, i.e., the unique student ID.
For WISEdata collection purposes, the data element District (also known as Submitting District) is the code for the agency submitting the WISEdata record.
Resident District is based on where the student typically sleeps at night. This may be at home, in an institution, or in any other facility.
Following an expulsion, this data element applies if the student had early reinstatement conditions to return to school prior to the end of the expulsion.
An economically disadvantaged student is a student who is identified by Direct Certification, who is a member of a household that meets the income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), or who is identified by an alternate mechanism, such as the alternate household income form. Every student in every grade in every school is to be queried each year to find economically disadvantaged status. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
The effective dates are the entry and exit dates when a student receives educational services from a school during a period of continuous enrollment at a school and is designated by WISEdata logic if overlapping enrollments occur. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
English language proficiency classifications are defined in PI 13.08 Wis. Admin Code. Students with English language proficiency classifications of 1-5 are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP). For students in grade levels KG to 12, the value reported is expected to correspond to the results from the most recent administration of the ACCESS for ELLs exam. This data element is optional for Choice schools not receiving Title III funding; Choice schools receiving Title III funding are required to report ELP.
The school enrollment date is the date a student initially receives educational services from a school during a period of continuous enrollment at a school. An exit date is the date a student withdraws or exits a school and no longer receives services. A separate enrollment and exit withdraw date pair is required for each continuous period of enrollment at any given school. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
The enrollment type describes how a student is enrolled at a school, whether as a primary or non-primary enrollment. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) responsible school fields are required for data submission and should always be completed. The school/district identified as FAPE responsible will be held accountable.
The Student School Food Service Program Association Begin Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student first began receiving food services, or the beginning of the student's enrollment period for the school year being reported. The Student School Food Service Program Association End Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student exited the food service program or stopped receiving services for the school year being reported. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
Food service eligibility is an indicator of whether or not a student receives full-priced, reduced-priced, or free lunch under NSLP or has an unknown eligibility status.
Sex Type in WISEdata, known as Gender in WISEid and WISEdash, shall be submitted as Male, Female, or Nonbinary. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
Homeless Primary Nighttime Residence Type denotes the kind of impermanent housing or lack of housing where the homeless student stays at night.
Homeless status is an indication of whether a student is homeless. Homeless students lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Homeless Unaccompanied Youth is a required field to state whether or not homeless children or youth are in physical custody of a parent or guardian.
Immigrant (Title III) is an indication of whether or not a student qualifies as an immigrant under Title III, Section 3301 (6) of the ESSA.
Date the incident resulting in removal occurred. The incident date must occur within the reporting school year and within an active enrollment period for the associated school.
The Language Instruction Assessment Year data element is the year that the student took the assessment that determines the student's current English language proficiency code.
The Language Instruction Begin Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student first began receiving language instruction services. The Language Instruction End Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student exited the language instruction program or stopped receiving services for the school year being reported.
English language learners who are now proficient (EL code 6) are monitored for two years on content achievement. The Language Instruction Monitoring Year data element describes whether a student is in their first or second year of monitoring.
The Language Instruction Primary Service data element indicates which of the language instruction services a student receives is the primary service.
The Language Instruction Services data element describes which services an English language learner is receiving.
Migrant Status is an indication of whether or not a student is a migrant student. Districts must have records on file verifying the student's federal eligibility.
This data element identifies if the duration of the expulsion has been modified from the federally-required one year of expulsion for a fire arms incident.
Multiple birth status indicates whether a student was born as part of a multiple birth, such as twins or triplets. This data element should be submitted as True or False. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
The ACCESS for ELLs Overall Composite Proficiency Level Score is a calculated field in WISEdata and is also known as the Overall Composite Proficiency Level. It represents the prior year ACCESS for ELLs score used to determine a student’s current year English Language Proficiency code (ELP code).
Parent in Military is a student characteristic that indicates that the student has a parent or guardian who is a member of the armed forces on active duty, serves full-time National Guard duty, or is a traditional member of the National Guard or Reserve.
A student is only counted in a single racial/ethnic group. Students identified by two or more races (not Hispanic) are reported in the ‘Two or More Races’ category. A two-part question is used to determine to which group the student belongs or with which race/ethnicity he or she most identifies. It is required to answer both parts of the question. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
A student with Section 504 status is any student who has a physical or mental impairment covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Some Section 504 students will also meet the definition of "student with a disability," and some will not.
Serious Bodily Injury involves a substantial risk of death; extreme physical pain; protracted and obvious disfigurement; or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or faculty (18 USC Section 1365 (3)(h)). Serious Bodily Injury is required only when an IAES-School Personnel discipline is associated with the student and incident.
This endpoint has been deprecated. It is not being used for the 2023-24 school year, going forward. Unique identifier of the Student Discipline Incident Association resource. It is being replaced by the Student Discipline Incident Behavior Association endpoint, starting in the 2023-24 school year moving forward.
Homeless program association is an indication of whether a student is homeless. Homeless students lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Homeless Begin Date identifies the first date within an enrollment that a student lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The Homeless End Date is the date when a student secures permanent residence and is no longer identified as homeless.
Role or participation type of the student in a discipline incident. For the 2023-24 school year, the student participation code ‘perpetrator’ is no longer required by DPI. This data element may be submitted, but it will not display on WISEdata.
Reference to the student school association (sSA) in which the incident date occurred.
first, last, **middle, **suffix (e.g., Jr. or III) The student's or staff member's legal name shall be submitted. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction shall assign each student a WISEid, a unique, permanent, and unduplicated identifier. This data element is required for Choice and public schools.