What is Career Education?
Career Education reporting will be collected in WISEdata starting in the 2018-19 school year. 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.
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:
- For 2018-19 data reporting, refer to this diagram.
- For later school years, refer to this document. This document has been updated for the 2021-22 school year.
CTE: CTE data reporting is an important part of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (CPA). 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 2018-19, the CTE data collection process for accepting CTE data will integrate with WISEdata and will be a part of the larger Career Education reporting.
DPI encourages districts to make progress in Roster and Career Education (CCR and CTE) data submission by the Discipline and Attendance Deadline of August 2, 2019. It is not expected that districts have Roster and Career Education completed by August 2; but rather, use this date to help stay on track when submitting one year of data prior to moving to the next school year.
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 5 course codes for grades 9-12 starting in reporting year 2018-19.
Training, Support, and Documentation Links
Career Education FAQ
Courses (Search or Download)
Google Community for general WISEdata discussion
Dual Enrollment Guidance
Roster Help page
CTE Data Reporting
CTE and CCR: How are they related? (2021-22 update)
CTE and CCR: How are they related? (2018-19)
Work-Based Learning (WBL) Roster Coding Chart