Data Security and Privacy At DPI
DPI UpdatesSchool Improvement Division MeetingMarch 19, 2013
Statewide Early Warning System for Dropouts and Late GraduatesEarly Warning SystemA data-based report done early enough to effectively interveneIdentifies students who may be at risk for dropout or late graduationUsed, along with other data, in local educational decisions re support services and interventions
Early Warning System in WIDPI will identify 7th students who may be at risk for dropout or late graduationDPI will provide annual report to schools School leaders will compare to more current data to determine if additional supports neededPart of a Response to Intervention system
DPIs Early Warning System is in developmentWill identify by the start of 7th grade more than 60% of students who eventually will likely not graduate in 4 years of high schoolWill identify false positives: students who will eventually graduate on timeSystem built to continually improve with better data, better mathematical models, and more real time results
Early Warning SystemWhat EWS IS:A tool to identify struggling students early enough to interveneA way to target interventions based on dataLike a service engine soon light in cars
What EWS is NOT:Part of an accountability system100% accurateThe solution to student problemsHow the Early Warning System WorksUses data already collected by DPI to identify student risk for dropout and late graduationattendance, WKCE, discipline, enrollment, demographic data combinedAnalyzed previous cohorts: 7th to 12th Annually will report student names/ids, risk scores & risk reasons to school districts via secure annual WISEdash.
Student OverviewEarly Warning System in WIWill provide examples of effective strategies to prevent dropoutAssign skilled adult advocatesAcademic supports & enrichmentStudent-driven personal Academic and Career PlansAttendance monitoring, interventions Rigorous & relevant instruction What would you suggest and why?Early Warning System in WIPilot in March May 2013Reports to schools with 7th graders statewide in fall 2013Ongoing refinement
Biennial State BudgetTimeframeThursday, DPI TestimonyEnd of Mayto the legislatureFinal formJuly 1
General Aid1% increase each year--$128M each bienniumNo increase in revenue capThis will reduce taxes onlyschools will not see more money
Categorical Aid Pupil transportation increase to $275/pupil transported more than 12 milesSchool Performance GrantsFormula Grant: $24M for high performing schoolsFormula Grant: $30M for schools that have improved 3+ points (based on enrollment and level of improvement)Competitive Grant: $10M for schools in need of assistance; must submit plan
Accountability2011-12 School Report Cards: Release SummarySecure Release September 24th initiated 30-day inquiry periodPreliminary Public Release October 22ndFinal Public Release December 10th
Inquiry Process174 schools were processed based on Inquiry Forms or related communications.141 schools requested a data change.107 schools had data changes as a result of the inquiry process.73 data changes resulted in a new overall accountability score.15 changes that resulted in a new score also resulted in a new rating category.8 increased by one category.7 decreased by one category.
Lessons LearnedImproved technology will be necessary for the continued development of the School Report Cards. It currently takes several hours to run the code for the calculations and an additional 20 hours to build all of the Report Cards. The Inquiry Process was effective and should continue, but with some clarifications. If possible, data should be run and schools notified of potential deductions prior to the preliminary release to allow for potential resolution before the report cards are run.Data files for the Report Card Detail should be provided to schools via SAFE, and possibly provided in a statewide file on the DPI website.
Areas for ImprovementSeveral areas of the new accountability system warrant further review. These include, but are not limited to:Adjusting the Closing Gaps calculation to better capture gap closure and to include more subgroups; this may include comparing target subgroups to a statewide average rather than within-school comparisons.Including more, and varied, measures of postsecondary readiness (e.g., SAT scores, AP information, other college entrance exam data, postsecondary enrollment)Adjusting the Absenteeism Student Engagement Indicator so it better measures absenteeism instead of mobility, possibly including more years of data.
District AccountabilityDistrict Report Cards will be produced for 2012-13Aggregate all studentsTreats the district like one big schoolDifferent from NCLB, which looked at school level (elementary, middle, high)Similar to School Report CardsSame Priority AreasSimilar look and feelMore data Timeline PredictionsAccountability reporting will no longer be in the springThink end-of-year testingWill still do a secure release and a public release with an inquiry processMay start inquiry process earlierTimeline for 2012-13 has not been finalizedWould like a secure release prior to 2013-14 school year Science StandardsDate Moved BackMid-April releaseStatewide roll-out to followCESA 3: April 23
SLD RuleGeneral EducationClassroom teachers, Title I Teachers and Reading Specialist to be doing interventions prior to an SLD referralWhy arent these people at the table?Two types of interventionsRtI System should clearly identify when weekly progress monitoring should begin
Wisconsin Intensive Intervention Selection Tool
NOT an approved list!!!Includes interventions with strong positive results and those with negative resultsIntervention selection a district decision