WISEdata Data Collection - Systems/Software

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  1. Lock data for previous year after last snapshot is taken

    Lock data for the previous year after the last snapshot is taken.

    We did this with ISES and it worked well.

    I see no reason to go back into the previous year to fix new validation errors which popped up because another school district decided to fiddle with their database.

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    • Change attendance collection to more accurately reflect absenteeism

      I think that DPI needs to be more vigilant in the attendance that they are collecting. If we have students out on a field trip, yes, they are not in the building but they are in an academic status for a particular class. If we enter exempt, field trip, that should not be counted against a district. I believe that only actual excused and unexcused absences should be reported where the child is not in the building, attending a class. Please consider this as I was told that most districts are facing the same issue our district is a large…

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        2 comments  ·  WISEdata Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        declined  ·  Jeffery Post responded

        The description you provide is exactly how we expect attendance to be reported. Students on field trips should not have the Actual days of attendance value reduced for the time they are participating in a school sanctioned out of classroom activity.

      • Discipline Behavior Detailed Descriptions

        It appears that Discipline Behavior Detailed Descriptions are published for all discipline records in WISEdata. However the DPI description of this field says that it is for firearm-related incidents (and is to be used with tracking behavior types & statistics on weapons in schools). If this is true then, can there be an algorithm or some type of enhancement implemented to keep only those behavior detailed descriptions which are associated to behavior incidents related to handgun, shotgun or rifle, or other firearm, rather than all behaviors being submitted to WISEdata.

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        • ISES Portal Access until reports are elsewhere

          Make the ISES portal available for us until we can get same reports elsewhere. Discipline data, by school, is not currently available in any system. Having the ability to view all historical data in ISES would be a huge help to us for CRDC reporting and other data requests as they come in.

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            0 comments  ·  WISEdata Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            declined  ·  Jeffery Post responded

            Thanks for this idea. The ISES Application has been retired and removed from DPI servers. It just was not possible to keep it running any longer. WISEdash for districts provides much of the data that was available within the ISES reports.

          • Change Error:6375 to a warning.

            Sometimes we have Sp. Ed. students that are the grade level of our Intermediate School but are actually enrolled in and attending our Jr. High School due to meeting the needs of their disability. It would be much easier if we could just acknowledge this message and report the student at the actual building they are attending. The way it is set up now we either have to give the teacher rights to a building they do not teach in or we have to re-create the student's schedule, attendance, and grades in the other building.

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              0 comments  ·  WISEdata Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              declined  ·  Jeffery Post responded

              Assuming the Intermediate and Jr. High have no grade overlap: Schools need to think of the student as enrolled in the age/grade appropriate school and attending a program in the other (higher grade level) school. Only the age/grade appropriate should be sending an enrollment record (SSA) to WISEdata.

              Please Discuss with your SIS vendor and/or peer agencies using the same SIS what best practices are for special enrollment cases and impact on State reporting to establish a practice for reporting the scenario you describe without creating enrollments records that would trigger the 6375 message.

            • ability to delete Enrollment History record

              delete button on the Enrollment history page in WISEdata IF the student record is associated with your District. Have the ability to ONLY delete our your own records

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                0 comments  ·  WISEdata Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                declined  ·  Jeffery Post responded

                The ed-fi API provides a mechanism to delete all record types through the API. SIS Vendors must provide this functionality. Many vendors are working to improve delete handling within their products

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