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Career Education Help

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Career Education data will be collected in WISEdata starting in the 2018-19 school year. Career Education is comprised of three parts:

  1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) associated to the Carl Perkins Funds,
  2. College and Career Ready (CCR) for the Technical Incentive Grant, and
  3. CCR for the New Skills for Youth Grant.

Career Education data relies heavily on data you already submit, including enrollment and Roster data. For that reason, CTE and CCR districts must submit 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.

Career Education Components

CTE: Carl Perkins Funds provide funding for the overall improvement of CTE programs with an increased focus on academic achievement, connections between secondary and post-secondary education, and accountability (state and local). There will be a data submission requirement for districts participating in Carl Perkins Funds CTE programs. The data is used for the Federal Performance Report, State plan, and Core Indicators of Performance. CTE data has been and is currently submitted in an Excel spreadsheet, but it will move to WISEdata submission in 2018-19 for state and federal reporting. CTE data will include grades 9-12 for students taking CTE courses, participating in Career Education programs, and concentrating in a Career Pathway Type (cluster).

CCR--Technical Incentive Grant (TIG): The CCR TIG provides funding to support and strengthen quality CTE programming that will result in industry-recognized certifications and help mitigate workforce shortages. Eligible Certificates include:

  • DWD Youth Apprenticeship
  • DPI Skills Co-op
  • Business & Industry Recognized Certifications
  • Wisconsin Technical College Credentials

CCR--New Skills for Youth Grant (NSFY): The CCR NSFY Grant will increase the number of students in Wisconsin who successfully complete career pathways that begin in secondary school and culminate into post-secondary degrees and/or industry credentials with labor market value. There is no current process, so there is a new data element required for this grant: State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Status Type (participation or completion). This requirement affects only districts in the following pilot regions: Moraine Park, Madison, Milwaukee, and Indian Head.

CCR data for both grants are new projects in WISEdata as of the 2018-19 school year. CCR data will include grades 9-12 for students in AP courses, participating in Dual Enrollment programs, participating in Career Education programs, and participating in the State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway program.    

Announcements and Updates

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                                 Release Notes

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

Training, Support, and Documentation Links

Career Education FAQ & Use Cases                                                                                       Data Elements  Courses (Search or Download)                                                                                          Roster Help page  Google Community for general WISEdata discussion                                   Career Education Data

Career Education Endpoints & Data Elements

For each of the Career Education student scenarios below, submit the appropriate endpoint data when:

  1. The student is a CTE Concentrator in the reporting year OR
  2. The student is participating in Career Education programs that aren't associated to a course OR
  3. The student is identified as a State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Type participant/completer.

CTE Concentrator Summary--Student CTE Program Association (Endpoint): This association represents the program(s) in which a student participates or is served. Submit this endpoint when the student meets one of the above requirements.

In each of the above scenarios, the Student CTE Program Association records will be submitted with a specific program reference and only the data elements related to that scenario. See below for more about the data elements.

AND/OR

Non-Course Associated Programs--Student CTE Program Associations (Endpoint): This association represents the program(s) in which a student participates or is served. Submit this endpoint when the student meets one of the second two listed requirements.

In each of the above scenarios, the Student CTE Program Association records will be submitted with a specific program reference and only the data elements related to that scenario. See below for more about the data elements.

  • Student CTE Program Association Begin Date: month, day, and year when student first receives services as associated to a CTE program
  • Student CTE Program Association End Date: month, day, and year when student exits the CTE program or stops receiving services associated with the CTE program
  • Career Education Programs: Career Education Program for non-course associated programs will be sent with a Program Type of either Certified Career Education Program or Non-Certified Career Education Program.  For a student identified as a State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Type participant/completer, submit a Program Type and Program Name of State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Program.
    • Reference related Program resource.
  • Certificated Program Status Type: indicates a student's progress toward earning a certificate within the Certified Career Education programs
  • State Endorsed Regional Career Pathway Status Type: specific state outlined program that combines specific regional requirements for sequence of HS classes, dual credit class(es), IRCs, and work-based learning
  • Reference Education Organization.
  • Reference Student resource, including new Single Parent data element.
  • Reference School ID.

Grades (Endpoint): This educational entity represents an overall score or assessment tied to a course over a period of time (grading period). Student grades are usually a compilation of marks and other scores.

  • Grade Type: We will only accept a Grade Type of Final.
  • Performance Base Conversion Type: describes the assessment of the student's performance, such as pass or fail
  • Letter Grade Earned: Final or interim (grading period) indicator of a student's performance in a class as submitted by the instructor, optional
  • Numeric Grade Earned: Final or interim (grading period) numeric indicator of a student's performance in a class as submitted by the instructor, optional
  • Certificated Program Status Type: Indication of a student's performance when participating in a Certified Career Education Program associated to a course, collected within the WI DPI Grade
  • Reference Grading Period
  • Reference Student Section Association.

*Roster endpoints with data elements will continue to be submitted in conjunction with Career Education data. To see the the full list of all Roster data elements, see the Roster help page.

Existing Roster Endpoints & Data Elements with Modifications for Career Education 

Courses: This educational entity represents the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students on a regular or systematic basis. Note - This endpoint is populated by DPI. Schools will use the Course listing created by DPI to select the appropriate course codes for submission. The Career Pathway Type has been added as an Identification Code, and CTE has been added as a Level Characteristics Type.

Grading Periods: These represent the time span for which grades are reported. The new Grades endpoint will reference Grading Periods. 

  • Descriptor defines the name of the grading period during the school year in which the grade is offered (e.g., 1st cycle, 1st semester).
  • Begin Date and End Date define the specific span of the grading period. 
  • Total Number of Instructional Days define the Total days available for educational instruction during the grading period, such as 180. 

Course Offerings: This entity represents an entry in the course catalog of available courses offered by the school during a session. 

  • WI DPI Course Offering was added to submit:
    • Career Pathway Type
  • 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 defines the descriptive name given to a course of study offered in the school, if different from the Course Title.
  • Reference the Sessions endpoint within the school year.
  • Reference the Courses endpoint.

Sections: This entity represents a setting in which organized instruction of course content is provided, in person or otherwise, to one or more students for a given period of time. A course offering may be offered to more than one section. 

  • Unique Section Code defines a unique identifier for the Section that is defined by the classroom, the subjects taught, and the instructors who are assigned.
  • Sequence of Course is the number of the sequence when a Section is part of a sequence of parts for a course. If the course has only one part, the value of this Section attribute should be 1.
  • 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 instruction, face-to-face instruction, virtual/online, distance learning center-based instruction, etc.
  • Programs, such as Bilingual/ESL, World Language, and Dual Enrollment, will be collected here with a specific code set for each. 
  • Reference Class Periods endpoint.
  • Reference Locations endpoint.
  • Reference Course Offerings endpoint.

Student Section Association: This connects a student to a section and gathers information about the course in which the student is enrolled. Students must have an enrollment attached to the section and course data. 

  • 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.
  • Reference Student WISEid endpoint.
  • Reference Section endpoint.
  • Reference Student School Association endpoint.

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