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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) WISEdata project aims to improve the collection of required state and federal data. The "WISEdata Ed-Fi Integration" project replaces individual legacy collection systems (ISES, CWCS, etc.) with a cohesive interoperability collection framework. DPI has chosen the Ed-Fi interoperability framework to facilitate collecting local education agency (LEA) information. This framework needs to be implemented (if it is not already) by the LEA’s student information system (SIS). The SIS software will push data to DPI via a web service defined by the Ed-Fi framework.
In order to test, you will need a REST client that can authenticate via OAuth 2. There are many free and paid REST clients that you can use for testing. The two clients we use are listed below. Both are free.
- SoapUI (version 4.6.4): Besides supporting SOAP requests, it also has a REST client. //www.soapui.org/
- RestClient 2: This is a FireFox extension. According to the developer, they also have an extension for Safari and for Chrome. Developer website: //restclient.net/
You will likely need a web traffic tracer/debugger. There are a number of web debuggers out there. The REST clients above (SoapUI or RestClient2) will show web traffic when you make a request. The web debuggers can be handy when creating requests via the DPI-provided WISEdata Ed-Fi REST SDK or a proprietary Ed-Fi REST client.
- Fiddler is free and one of the more popular web debuggers //www.telerik.com/fiddler
- Wireshark https://www.wireshark.org/
The certification process has changed as of 06.21.2017.
- Once you have reviewed the requirement specifications with Wisconsin DPI, completed development and internal testing:
- Re-review Wisconsin DPI use cases (see above) for the specific collection you'll be certifying on. Make sure you have covered all these use cases in development and testing.
- Contact Wisconsin DPI to schedule a session to work through state-specific use case testing.
- When testing and certification is complete, WI DPI will issue production credentials to allow the certified vendor to send data for that collection on behalf of the LEA.
- It is highly recommended to do a pilot with one or two LEAs in production. During the pilot, WI DPI will review the data submitted and monitor our API logs for errors.
- It is helpful if the LEA reviews the data using WISEdata Portal tools to verify that the data sent is what was received by WI DPI.
- Once WI DPI, the vendor and LEA agree that the steps in #3 and #4 didn't identify any critical issues, the vendor can open up the new collections to additional LEAs.