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What is Career Education?

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Career Education reporting is collected in WISEdata. Career Education is comprised of two parts:

1) College and Career Readiness (CCR) and

2) Career and Technical Education (CTE) data reporting.

Career Education data relies heavily on data you already submit, including enrollment and Roster data. Because of the common data structure within sections of WISEdata, there is overlap between data collected for Roster and for the Career Education collections. Career Education data quality checks, real-time metrics, and data details will trigger and appear in the WISEdata Portal in the same way it does for the other data you currently submit.

Visit the CTE Data Resources for training documents and resources about reporting requirements. 


Career Education Components

CCR: The 2017 WI Act 59 included new College and Career Ready requirements for the Accountability Report Cards. As a result, DPI plans to collect student participation or completion of dual enrollment, youth apprenticeship, industry-recognized credentials (IRC), and advanced placement (AP) course performance. All public school districts are required to report CCR data for students in grades 9-12. It is important to note that state-endorsed Regional Career Pathway status is not part of Act 59 requirements but is a broader data collection of CCR and is a part of regional requirements for piloted districts in the Pathways Wisconsin regions. Therefore, the status is only required for piloted districts in the Pathways Wisconsin regions.

As noted above, there are overlaps between CCR and CTE data reporting. Therefore, many of the CCR data reporting requirements will already satisfy CTE data reporting requirements. For more information, refer to the following documents:

CTE: CTE data reporting is an important part of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. CTE collects enrollment information at the 11th and 12th grade levels from the secondary districts receiving CPA funds. The collected enrollment information is then used as follows:

  • To respond to the federal performance report mandated by the state

  • To gather information related to the districts for the state plan

  • To assist districts in measuring progress to mandated core indicators of performance

  • To provide data that inform the Office of Civil Rights process

Previously, CTE data was collected by districts separately on manual spreadsheets and sent to DPI. Starting in 2018-19, the CTE data collection process for accepting CTE data integrated with WISEdata and is part of the larger Career Education reporting.

Participating Carl Perkins districts will need to submit CTE data for students in grades 11 and 12. However, it is imperative that districts submit CTE courses using the latest SCED course codes for grades 9-12.

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*Career Education training webinars are available on the Career Education data page


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