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  1. DPI should create a new EXIT code for students Transferring to a school within the same district.

    Please add an exit code for students transferring within the district instead of TC. This may help with the Match Review process when WISEid opens and would be easier for districts to track since our SIS uses the same codes and would follow DPI.

    52 votes
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    • Indicate field causing error

      It would be great to have the name of the specific field that is causing the error in addition to the error description. So, if we go into WISE, click on the error, click on details, if the field was starred or a different color, or SOME way of indicating what the issue is. The general error descriptions are too broad to be of help in some situations. Thanks!

      36 votes
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      • DPI should have a schedule for districts with all the reports listed and their due dates so districts can manage their workload more effecti

        DPI should have a schedule for districts with all the reports listed and their due dates so districts can manage their workload more effectively. If it was like Sapphire where certain reports are in red and green so one knows when the deadlines are coming up etc…. then that would be great. Even having a pdf out there for districts would be very helpful where it is a one stop for all reports and the deadlines.

        25 votes
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          We are working on a new landing page when you log in to the WISEdata Portal. The core purpose is to provide you with a better status of your data from vendors and status of validation (make that as clear as possible), but adding a panel that outlines deadlines for snapshots, etc. wouldn’t be a major item to add. We already have an ALERTS panel in the WISEdata Portal, would an alert that always stays up with a link to the snapshot dates etc. solve the same issue. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for the input!

        • WISEdata Portal - Add read-only user role

          Create an additional user role for administrators (more of a read only type role) in WISEdata Portal

          19 votes
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          • Drill into Data Metrics for student names (similar to WISEdash)

            It would be helpful to be able to drill into the actual graph data, similar to the WISEdash portal, to see the students pulling for specific areas - rather than having to export the file and sort/filter data every time we need to verify our numbers.

            17 votes
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            • Homeschooling

              Change the deadline date to apply for homeschool from October 15th to September 1st so students aren't potentially truant.

              15 votes
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              • Change Errors Messages 6375 and 6468 to Warnings

                Could both the future exit/enroll (Message Code 6468) as well as the overlap errors (Message code 6375) become warnings? It is good to double check our information but waiting on the other district can be time consuming.

                14 votes
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                • DPI assistance with Errata Letters

                  So that schools can track changes for potential data errata letters, DPI should provide:

                  1. A detailed listing of the validations that where in place at that time of the snapshot.
                  2. A detailed listing of students that were enrolled over the 3rd Friday of September and/or October 1st child count dates from the snapshot data set. Include information on if the students where marked as countable or not for each count date.

                  This would allow schools to continue to work to address validation messages now. The second file would be comparable to the export files available within the WISEdata…

                  14 votes
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                  • WISEdata Portal - Security by School

                    Create security for WISEdata similar to all other DPI applications, where rights can be assigned to a user for a specific school, not only district wide.

                    14 votes
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                    • Add total counts to the collection metrics for the district

                      Please add totals to the Data Quality Indicators. Currently the district has to total each metric manually to get the total for the district for the collection.

                      13 votes
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                      • Ideas from Madison

                        From Madison:

                        1. DPI program ignores enrollment start dates and end dates that are in the future. Just don't add them to the wise data system
                        2. Ethnicity changes between districts all the time. Have that be a warning not an error.
                        3. Need to be able to delete enrollments that are an error or something. Once they are deleted from IC, some are not delete in the DPI site. I have a lot

                        4. Getting this error:
                        Credential type is not expected when the exit type does not equal HSC, High School Completion. For Private Schools, the studentAcademicRecord should…

                        10 votes
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                        • OPAL

                          Enhance OPAL so that we can communicate back and forth via the email with the other district. Currently the only option is accept or reject with no reply explanation available.

                          10 votes
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                          • Open Enrollment

                            Shorten the time period for open enrollment applicants to report to the nonresident school district prior to the Third Friday Count. Nonresident school districts, especially the virtual schools, need to get students in school at least one week prior to the September count and claim them, so they're getting an education and they aren't truant. If they can't get the students "in," this would give resident school districts an opportunity and time to get the student in school.

                            10 votes
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                            • Add Local Use Comments to Validation Messages

                              Add the Ability to Keep Comments on validation messages so that Schools can keep tabs on gathered information needed for correction process other then in printouts or separate documents that are out of date in the next ten minutes. Inter-District validations allow comments to be shared with other schools that are receiving the same message

                              9 votes
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                              • Name of students awaiting validation

                                List the student name(s) that are pending data validation changes.

                                8 votes
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                                • Child Count Date

                                  If the child count date was on the 2nd or 3rd Friday of October, it would be easier to count those students who moved on Friday, 9/30 and didn't enroll until Monday, 10/3, as most families move at the end of the month, especially if they are renting.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Keep Local Withdrawal Codes

                                    I suggest making the 6478 message a warning instead of an error, unless related to a DOS code.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Order of name on lists

                                      Please have some consistency when displaying names. Sometimes you will see the last name first in a list and other times you will see the first name first in a list.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Error requrest

                                        Is there a way that an error can be posted if a student is being reported in Special Programs in our SIS but not counting for Oct 1st in the wisedata portal? For instance we had a student that has a special program but when we check the child count export from the wiseportal the student is not reporting and states SWOD. We think this has something to do with our dates, but yet we have no error and would not have know about this student unless we double checked SIS export to Wiseprotal export.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Verbose Validation change report

                                          Having the ability to see:

                                          1. Errors that occurred on day 1.
                                          2. Running the validation on day 2 resulted resulted in:
                                          a. X errors from day 1 being resolved (detail)
                                          b. Y errors from day 2 still outstanding (detail)
                                          c. Z errors new (detail).

                                          Sent to DPI by Jamie Price

                                          7 votes
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