What is WISEdash?
WISEdash is a data portal that uses "dashboards," or visual collections of graphs and tables to provide multi-year education data about Wisconsin schools. As a public reporting tool, WISEdash is used by districts, schools, parents, researchers, media, and other community members to view data published by DPI.
What's in WISEdash?
Each year, all Wisconsin school districts collect information about their students, staff, and courses based on federal and state requirements. These data sets are submitted to the Department of Public Instruction where they're stored and linked in a data warehouse. WISEdash gives you an interactive way to select and filter Wisconsin school data from the 2005-06 school year forward. Data are required to be published by the Department of Public Instruction, and are redacted to protect student privacy. Additional historical datasets from 1998 can be downloaded.
Who should use WISEdash public version?
The WISEdash Public Portal is the front door for parents and community members to discover all types of data about Wisconsin schools and districts. Educators should send parents to WISEdash for public data reports. Educators and school staff should use the WISEdash for Districts, a secure version that requires a username and password, for student-level analysis.
WHY IS WISEDASH IMPORTANT FOR WISCONSIN CITIZENS AND THE UNITY COMMUNITY?
Education data is a primary tool to see how our students, schools, and policies are working. Over time, the data show the results of changes we make in schools, letting us track progress and make adjustments.
Click here to open WISEdash. A 3-minute video showing how you can locate data from Wisconsin school districts is also available through this link.