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WISEdash Extracts for Choice Schools

WISEdash Extracts for Choice Schools

WISEdash extracts

WISEdash Extracts are intended to help Choice schools access graduation and dropout rate information normally available only in WISEdash for Districts. WISEdash Extracts work similarly to normal WISEdata Portal exports, and allow Choice schools to download reports that they can use to track graduation cohorts and calculate graduation, high school completion, and dropout rates. The available WISEdash Extracts include:

Extract Name Description
Graduation & HS Completion Rate This report shows students included in the numerator and denominator of the Graduation Rate (Regular Diploma) and High School Completion Rate.
Graduate Future Cohorts This report shows the cohort for high school completion in which a student is placed based on grade level and school year of their first entry into high school.
Dropout Rate This report shows students included in the numerator and denominator of the annual dropout rate.

Accessing WISEdash Extracts

WISEdata users at Choice schools can access WISEdash Extracts in WISEdata Portal. To do so:

  1. Log in to WISEdata Portal through the WISEhome.
  2. Under the Agency header, go to Exports.
  3. Download the extract you want to see under the WISEdash Extracts section.

Data Definitions

See below for definitions of each column included in the WISEdash Extracts.

Graduation & HS Completion Rate and Graduate Future Cohorts

The following columns are included in the Graduation & HS Completion Rate and Graduate Future Cohorts extracts. For more information about calculating graduation rates, refer to the Understanding Wisconsin's High School Graduation Rate Calculations page. For more information about high school completion, refer to the About the Data - High School Completion page.

Column Name Description
Graduation Cohort The year the student would have customarily graduated in four years. This value identifies the cohort set to which the student has been assigned based on their first high school enrollment.
Years or Less The number of years or less (4, 5, 6, or 7) in which the student has completed high school.
Rate Inclusion Indicator A Yes/No indicator for whether the student is to be included in the denominator of any rate calculations based on this row.
Graduation Indicator A Yes/No indicator for whether the student has received a regular diploma in any year on or before the selected school year.
Graduation Numerator Shows 1 if the student is included in the numerator. Shows 0 if the student is not included. Sum this column to determine the numerator of the graduation rate.
Credential The kind of completion certificate the student attained after completing high school. Refer to the Credential Type data element page for more information.
High School Completion Indicator A Yes/No indicator for whether the student received any completion credential in any year on or before the selected school year.
High School Completion Numerator Shows 1 if the student is included in the numerator. Shows 0 if the student is not included. Sum this column to determine the numerator of the high school completion rate.
Denominator Shows 1 if the student is included in the denominator. Shows 0 if the student is not included. Sum this column to determine the denominator of the graduation or high school completion rate.
First HS Enrollment Grade Level The student's grade level (9-12) when they first entered high school.
First HS Enrollment Year The school year in which the student first entered high school.
First HS Enrollment Date The date the student first entered high school.
First HS Enrollment LEA ID If a student first entered high school at a public school, this column show the public district's agency key. Otherwise, this column is blank.
First HS Enrollment LEA Name If a student first entered high school at a public school, this column show the name of the public district. Otherwise, this column is blank.
First HS Enrollment School ID The agency key of the school (public or Choice) in which the student first entered high school.
First HS Enrollment School Name The name of the school (public or Choice) in which the student first entered high school.
WISEdata Update Availability Indicates whether this record may be modified via submission to the WISEdata API. This is based on the school years currently available within the API.

Dropout Rate

The following columns are included in the Graduation & HS Completion Rate and Graduate Future Cohorts extracts. For more information about calculating dropout rates, refer to the About the Data - Dropouts page.

Column Name Description
Dropout Rate School Year The school year for which the student is counted as a dropout. Dropouts are calculated annually. A student may be a dropout in multiple and consecutive school years.
Grade Level

The grade level in which the student will be reported as a dropout. For midterm dropouts, this grade level is equivalent to the grade level of the enrollment record that resulted in the dropout. For full term dropouts, this grade level is calculated as follows:

  • If the student is identified as promoted to the next grade level in the enrollment record that resulted in the dropout, the student is reported as a dropout for the grade level they were to be promoted to.
  • If the student is identified as retained in the enrollment record, the student is reported as a dropout for the grade level in the enrollment record.
Midterm Dropout Indicator Indicates that the student did not complete the school year in which they are identified as a dropout.
Full Term Dropout Indicator Indicates that the student completed the school term and did not re-enroll for the subsequent school year.
Completed School Term Indicator Indicates whether the student completed the selected dropout rate school year.

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