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WISE Data Elements

To meet state and federal reporting requirements, as applicable, public school districts and private schools participating in the Choice program must submit student information to DPI. Here is a list of data elements with links to descriptions of each. Also included are lists or tables of expected values where needed.

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Attempt Status Descriptor

Public Schools

Attempt Status Descriptor indicates whether a student has been enrolled in a section for the minimum amount of time to receive an outcome.

Career Education Programs

Public Schools

CTE Programs is an unordered collection of student CTE program associations to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in which the student participates and has a CTE Concentration Summary.

Career Pathway Type

Public Schools

Career Pathway Type is the career cluster for the Vocational/Career Tech concentrator career path.

Certificated Programs Status Type

Public Schools

Certified Program Status Type indicates a student's progress toward earning a certificate within the Certified Career Education programs.

Class Period Name

Public Schools

Name defines the portion of a typical daily session in which students receive instruction in a specified subject (e.g., morning, sixth period, block period, or AB schedules).

Classroom Identification Code

Public Schools

Classroom Identification Code defines a unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a room by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.

Classroom Position Descriptor

Public Schools

Classroom Position Descriptor defines the type of position the staff member holds in a specific class/section.

Course Transcript

Choice Schools, Public Schools

New for 2021-22 school year. The course transcript data element is used to integrate with Xello to retrieve course transcripts from the WISEdata API and store them back into the Course Planner tool.

Courses

Public Schools

A reference to the related DPI-populated Course resource, including its information, such as the ID of the Educational Organization that defines the curriculum and courses offered, often the LEA or school, or the actual code that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

CTE Concentrator

Public Schools

A CTE Concentrator is a secondary student in grade 11 or 12 who has completed (passed) a minimum of two CTE courses within a career pathway (career cluster) and who is enrolled in continuing CTE course(s) in that career pathway during their time in high school.

CTE Participant

Public Schools

A student is a CTE participant if the student was enrolled in one or more CTE courses in the reporting year and completed (passed) at least one CTE course.

Disability

Choice Schools, Public Schools

Reporting Disability is indicated in the pupil’s individualized education plan (IEP) or individualized service plan (ISP). Only one primary reportable disability can be submitted to WISEdata. The impairment that is most disabling shall be reported as the primary reportable disability.

District (Submitting District)

Public Schools

For WISEdata collection purposes, the data element District (also known as Submitting District) is the code for the agency submitting the WISEdata record.

Effective Begin and End Dates

Choice Schools, 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.

Enrollment and Exit Date

Choice Schools, Public Schools

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.

Enrollment Type

Choice Schools, Public Schools

The enrollment type describes how a student is enrolled at a school, whether as a primary or non-primary enrollment.

Grade Type

Public Schools

Grade Type  clarifies which period of time or for what purpose a grade was given, such as Exam, Final Grade, or Progress Report. 

Grading Period Begin and End Date

Public Schools

Month, day, and year of the first day and the last day of the grading period.

Grading Period Descriptor

Public Schools

Descriptor defines the name of the grading period during the school year in which the grade is offered (e.g., 1st cycle, 1st semester).

Grading Period School ID

Public Schools

The unique identifier of the resource assigned to a school by the State Education Agency (SEA).

Grading Period Total Instructional Days

Public Schools

The total days available for educational instruction during the grading period, such as 180.

IAC Code Type

Public Schools

Instructional Area Code Type identifies the number and description of the CIP Code associated with the student's CTE program.

Language of Instruction

Public Schools

The Language Instruction Services data element describes which services an English language learner is receiving.

Letter Grade Earned

Public Schools

Final or interim (grading period) indicator of a student's performance in a class as submitted by the instructor

Local Course Code

Public Schools

Local course code defines the the LEA-assigned local code that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

Local Course Title

Public Schools

Local course title defines the descriptive name given to a course of study offered in the school, if different from the SCED Course Title.

Local Person ID/Type

Choice Schools, Public Schools

Local Person ID is a unique field used by an agency to cross-reference and join a local system’s person ID to the state system’s WISEid. Local Person ID Type defines whether the ID is for a staff or student.

Medium of Instruction Type

Public Schools

Medium of Instruction Type defines the media through which teachers provide instruction to students and how students and teachers communicate about instructional matters, for example, technology-based instruction in classroom correspondence, face-to-face instruction, virtual/online, distance learning center-based instruction, etc.

Numeric Grade Earned

Public Schools

Final or interim (grading period) numeric indicator of a student's performance in a class as submitted by the instructor

Performance Base Conversion Type

Public Schools

Performance Base Conversion Type describes the assessment of the student's performance, such as pass or fail.

Program Areas Type

Public Schools

Program Areas Type represents the Vocational/Career Tech career pathway of the concentrator.

Programs

Public Schools

Programs, such as CTE/Career Ed, Dual Enrollment, and World Language will be collected here with a specific code set for each. Only one program can be submitted through one section.

When pertaining to the Pupil Count for Membership pilot program for the 22-23 school year, only the program type ‘Other’ should be entered into the WiSFiP membership application, and only the program names ‘Challenge Academy’ or '5 yr old Blended' can be used.

Sequence of Course

Public Schools

Sequence of Course is the order number when a course section is part of a sequence of multiple course parts. If the course has only one part, the value of this Section should be 1.

Session Begin and End Date

Public Schools

Begin Date and End Date are collected to define the specific time span of the term. These dates should belong to the school year for which the data is submitted.

Session Grading Period Reference

Public Schools

A reference to the related Grading Period resource, including information such as the descriptor, the name of the grading period during the school year in which the grade is offered.

Session Name

Public Schools

The identifier for the academic session calendar (e.g., 2010/11, 2011 Summer). 

Session Reference

Public Schools

A reference to the related Session resource, including information about the school ID and the school year.

Session School Reference

Public Schools

A reference to the unique identifier of the resource assigned to a school by the State Education Agency (SEA).

Session Total Instructional Days

Public Schools

Total Instructional Days are the total number of instructional days in the school calendar within the term.

Single Parent

Public Schools

Single Parent denotes whether a student who is unmarried or legally separated has sole or joint custody of a minor child or children during the reporting year.

Staff Section Associations Begin & End Dates

Public Schools

Staff Section Associations Begin Date refers to the month, day, and year of a teacher's assignment to a section. The Staff Section Associations End Date refers to the month, day, and year of the last day of a staff member's assignment to the section.

State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Status Type

Public Schools

This data element is no longer required - as of the 2019-20 school year. State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Status Type is a specific state outlined program that combines specific regional requirements for sequence of HS classes, dual credit class(es), IRCs, and work-based learning. 

Student CTE Program Associations Begin & End Dates

Public Schools

Student CTE Program Associations Begin Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student first received services as part of Career Education. The Student CTE Program Associations End Date refers to the month, day, and year on which the student exited the program or stopped receiving services.

Student Section Association Begin and End Date

Public Schools

Begin Date includes month, day, and year of the student's entry or assignment to the section. End Date includes month, day, and year of the withdrawal or exit of the student from the section.

Student/Staff Name (Legal and Other Names)

Choice Schools, Public Schools

first, last, **middle, **suffix (e.g., Jr. or III) The student's or staff member's legal name shall be submitted. 

Term Descriptor

Public Schools

The term descriptor defines the term of a session during the school year (e.g., Fall Semester).

Unique Section Code

Public Schools

Unique Section Code is a unique identifier for the section that is defined by the classroom, the subjects taught, and the instructors who are assigned.

WI DPI Grade

Public Schools

Indication of a student's performance when participating in a Certified Career Education Program associated to a course

WI DPI Student CTE Program

Public Schools

WI DPI Student CTE Program is a data element extension to the Student CTE Program Associations and represents the WI-specific Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in which a student participates.

WI DPI Student CTE Program Association

Public Schools

WI DPI Student CTE Program Association is a data element extension to the Student CTE Program Association end point and is comprised of Status Types for certified Programs and State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway.

WISEid

Choice Schools, Public Schools

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction shall assign each student a WISEid, a unique, permanent, and unduplicated identifier.

Work-Based Learning

Public Schools

Work-Based Learning (WBL) data does not represent one individual field of data entry. Rather, reports on WBL are formulated based on the collection of numerous different data elements (either through courses or programs) reported through the SIS and sent to WISEdata Portal.

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