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WISE Data Elements
Area Code of Assignment
Four-digit code denoting the staff member's general realm of assignment and related work subject/tasks
Bilingual Program refers to whether or not the staff member teaches in a state or locally-funded bilingual education program
Birth date is the date the student was born, including day, month, and year. Month, day, and year of birth shall be submitted using the mm/dd/yyyy format. WISEid is considered the official source of birth date. This data element is required for Choice schools.
Birth Location (optional)
Birth city, county, country, and state are optional and are primarily used to assist with identification and student matching. This data element is optional for Choice schools.
Number of days a staff member is contracted by an agency to work
Contract Fringe Benefits
Total of all items under Object Code 200 Employee Benefits in the WUFAR Handbook. They are 210 Retirement, 220 Social Security, 230 Life Insurance, 240 Health Insurance, 250 Other Employee Insurance, and 290 Other Employment Benefits, including cash payments in lieu of benefits
Amount of money specifically cited in the regular contract between the staff member and the hiring LEA
Th Entity ID is a DPI-assigned Educator File Identification Number.
Final Salary Code
Code that coordinates to the staff member's final salary as reported by the agency
Number that reflects the amount of work a staff member will complete at a particular agency in a school year
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 schools.
Grade Level Placement
Grade level is the level of the educational program studied by a student or instructed by teaching staff. When grade level changes during a period of enrollment, report the grade level at the time of exit. This data element is required for Choice schools.
Code that corresponds to the highest level of education the staff member has attained
Local Assignment ID
Optional, unique field used by an agency for verification purposes to make sure the correct local staff record is linked to the appropriate record submitted and used by DPI
Local Assignment Title
Required field an agency uses to include the staff member's local assignment title as it's known at that particular location
Local Contract ID
Unique field used by an agency for verification purposes to make sure DPI uses the correct local staff contract record
Local Person ID/Type
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. This data element is required for Choice schools.
optional field used for anything districts would like to add about the staff member
Local Years of Experience
Years employed by an educational agency down to the half-year mark
Long-Term Substitute refers to whether or not the assignment is performed by a long-term substitute (assignment over 45 days)
Code corresponding to the position of the staff member for his or her job assignment
Race and Ethnicity Data
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 schools.
School Board-Approved Alternative Educational Program
School Board-Approved Alternative Educational Program refers to whether or not the assignment is part of an approved alternative education program.
Current school year
Student/Staff Name (Legal and Other Names)
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 schools.
Subcontracted through a Contracted Agency
Subcontracted through a Contracted Agency refers to whether or not the staff member is hired as a subcontractor for the assignment. Teaching RCC Public School students refers to whether or not the staff member is teaching students attending a Residential Care Center (RCC).
Total Years of Experience
Number of years working at any educational agency down to the nearest half-year mark and including the current school year.
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 schools.
DPI-assigned school number where the staff member's assignment is performed