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WISEdash (FOR DISTRICTS) Student Profile Dashboards

About the Data

The Student Profile dashboard utilizes both current and historical data to provide a detailed picture of one student’s academic environment, behavior and accomplishments. It is displayed by selecting the "student" icon next to the student's name in a student list produced by drilling into any WISEdash dashboard or searching for students using the Student Search dashboard. The profile may only be displayed by users with appropriate security roles and authorization to access data for that student's current or most recent school based on the Wisconsin Student Locator System (WSLS).

WISEdash is an effective tool for enrollment trend analysis and comparison across multiple demographic factors. While WISEdash historical enrollments are based on the official district year-end reports, counts and other summarizations will differ from previously publicly reported values. Each publicly reported enrollment summary is a point-in-time determination based on the facts available at that time and will remain fixed in the public records. WISEdash is a view of history based on the latest available facts, subject to change as data corrections are identified and applied.

Historical student attributes (race/ethnicity, grade level, disability status, etc.) are reported or filtered based on values reported for the latest available enrollment segment for each school year. Current student attributes are based on the current values contained in WSLS, plus the most recently reported values from other data sources for attributes not included in WSLS. As more data is collected throughout the school year, the most recent values may differ resulting in a change in the “current” values.

Some charts may include a value labeled “Unknown”. These can appear for a number of reasons, but most often arise when grouping results by a factor that does not have a recently available source for some students. For example, new students recently added to WSLS will result in unknown values for grade level, economic disadvantaged status, English proficiency and other attributes not collected in WSLS until other data sources containing those attributes become available.


The dashboard is divided into sections that are displayed as tabs across the top. Each section begins with the same basic student identifying information, including their current or most recent school enrollment.

Student Profile

General Information provides details regarding the student’s demographics, language, and other factors that can influence achievement. The Attendance Rate Summary lists the school years the student has been enrolled in Wisconsin public schools since the 2005-06 school year through the most recently available ISES Year End Collection. The rate is computed from all records for the year regardless of school or district. The WSAS Proficiency Level Summary shows a crosstab of proficiency levels by tested subject and school year beginning with 2005-06.  The ACCESS proficiency level summary shows a crosstab of proficiency levels by tested subject and student grade level/school year beginning with 2006-07.

DEWS: Students in grades 7 to 9 include information from the DPI Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) on the student profile. DEWS is a new tool now available to public schools statewide to identify students in grades 7-9 who are at a heightened risk for dropout or an unplanned late graduation from high school. This system leverages data reported to the DPI for federal reporting purposes and provides an individualized risk score for students based on observable factors including attendance, disciplinary removals, student mobility across schools and districts, and performance on state accountability assessments. All students receive a score from 0-100 representing the likelihood of a four-year graduation and are assigned to one of three categories of risk based on this score -- low, moderate, or high. For more information see:


The student’s enrollment records are listed by school year and beginning enrollment date. The admission reason is a derived value based on the immediately preceding record, if any. Withdraw reason is taken directly from the exit type reported by the district in the ISES Year End Collections and/or the immediately succeeding record, if any. See WISEdash Enrollment Data for more information.


The attendance table lists the student's rate of attendance by school year and school attended. The absence table uses the same data to instead list the rate of absences.


The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) table lists all the available results of every WSAS test the student has taken since 2005-06 by subject and content standard. Details concerning the values, meanings, and usage of each column of the table are available on the Comments display options.


The results of the most recent ACT college placement exam, if any, are listed by subject. Writing is an optional section and may not be included. Reading, Mathematics, English, and Science results are characterized as College Ready or Not College Ready using benchmarks provided by ACT, Inc. The results are provided to DPI during the school year the student is projected to graduate from high school.


The results of all College Board Advanced Placement exams, if any, are listed by test name. The results include a categorization of the test result using benchmarks provided by the test vendor. A score of 3 or higher is considered a passing rating.


The ACCESS for ELL’s table lists all the available test results of every ACCESS test including raw test scores the student has taken since 2006-07 by school year, grade level, test subject and content standard.


Student Growth Percentile displays WKCE scale scores and student growth percentiles as well as a projected student growth percentile for the next WSAS administration.

A growth percentile is a way of understanding student growth over time. Student growth percentiles tell us whether a student grew more or less than other students in the state with similar WKCE score histories. Student growth percentiles are calculated for any student with two consecutive WKCE scale scores within a given subject (reading or mathematics), in grades 3-8. One year of growth is equal to two consecutive WKCE scores.

Student growth projections give us slightly different information: instead of measuring the amount of growth a student has demonstrated in relation to similar students, the growth projection shows us where a student's scale score may fall under several different growth scenarios. Projections are only displayed for the most recently completed exam, and only for grades that will be tested in the following year - i.e. no projection from grade 8 to 9 because the WKCE is not administered for grade 9.

Student Growth Percentiles are typically calculated shortly after WSAS test results become available each year. During the period of time between WSAS availability and SGP availability, test scores for the new year may appear on the charts temporarily without growth percentiles or projections. Growth calculations are not available prior to 2008-09.

Postsecondary Enrollment

Postsecondary Enrollment displays the students' enrollment start and end date dates, institution code, institution name, location, full time equivalence values, graduation status, and degrees. By clicking on the institution code additional details about the institution, such as the address and contact information are available. The Postsecondary Enrollment tab also shows the high school completion details of the student. Contact information for the institution is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  All other information about the institution is sourced directly from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).  

DPI displays postsecondary outcome data as received from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).  The accuracy of these data including enrollment dates, graduation status, degrees and majors is dependent on the source of the data and the accuracy and frequency of the data submitted to the Clearinghouse.  For more information, please see Postsecondary Data Disclaimers.

See WISEdash Postsecondary Enrollment Data for more information about the Postsecondary Enrollment dashboard.