The Wisconsin Information System for Education is comprised of multiple tools, including secured access tools, to support educational research and analysis. These tools provide a variety of reporting methods. More information about the different tools can be found below.
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|Multi-Dimensional Analytic Tool (MDAT)||Secured data analysis tool, Accessed through Secure Home||This application allows authorized users to create reports comparing student achievement over time utilizing WKCE and other data sources. MDAT provides authorized users the capability to analyze student-level information as well as to compare to district and state averages.||School District Personnel|
|Multi-Dimensional Analytic Tool (MDAT) Training Version||Secured data analysis training tool, Accessed through Secure Home||The MDAT Training version contains fictitious data and should be used for presentations and training purposes. The goal of this version of the tool is to enable hands-on training sessions to be held for a variety of users at one time while ensuring student data remains confidential.||School District Personnel, CESAs|
|Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE)||Secured files access tool, Accessed through Secure Home||An application that allows authorized users to access confidential data files and reports. This application enables authorized access to the following reports:||School District Personnel|
|School District Performance Reports (SDPR)||Public reporting tool||The School District Performance Reports encompass a wealth of information on school and district performance and student achievement data for the State of Wisconsin. It serves as a district’s annual public school report card and allows for comparisons to other districts in the same athletic conference as well as to the ten largest districts in the state. Links to other accountability reports such as the Federal ESEA Report Card, Adequate Yearly Progress Reports, and Special Education District profiles are provided. This public site reports data that are redacted to protect student privacy.|
For more information on the SPR, please visit the SPR Homepage.
|Educators, administrators, DPI staff, parents, students, and community members|
|Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools Reports (WINSS) Data Analysis||Public reporting and analysis tool||The WINSS Reports serve as an information resource to assist school communities in educating the hearts and minds of all children. Users may analyze publicly available data and produce customized reports to inform discussions among stakeholders about school system improvement. The Standards and Assessment, Data Analysis, Continuous School Improvement and Best Practices sections guide users to key local, state and national information about success in education. This public site reports data that are redacted to protect student privacy.|
For more information on WINSS, please visit the WINSS Homepage.
|Educators, administrators, DPI staff, parents, students, and community members|
|WISEdash||Secured dashboard and analysis tool, Accessed through secure home||This application is a dashboard and reporting tool that allows users to access a wide variety of education data. Data included in the current version of WISEdash include enrollment and attendance, WSAS, ACT, AP and Student Growth Percentiles. In this tool authorized users have the ability to search students by student name.||Educators, administrators, DPI staff|
|WISEmaps||Public reporting and analysis tool||WISEmaps is a new publicly available tool that is part of DPI’s Wisconsin Information System for Education (WISE). WISEmaps provides a useful and compelling way to visualize education data—on a map! In addition, since the data available comes from WINSS, it has already been redacted to protect the privacy of students.|
For more information on WISEmaps, view the WISEmaps Handout.
Educators, administrators, DPI staff, parents, students, and community members
Multi-Dimensional Analytic Tool (MDAT)
What is MDAT?
MDAT is a flexible, web-based tool that allows authorized users to
- create reports that compare achievement over time in relation to WKCE data
- select variables and filters to answer questions of their choice
- access specific data and variables based on their user role
- use charts and graphs to analyze school and student progress over time
Additionally, the following enhancements were added in March:
- Group size highlighting
- State and district comparisons
- Availability of student detail from a district wide query (Tiers 1-3 only)
- The addition of school name to the download file (Tier 1 only)
- An option to download all student details for certain queries (Tier 1 only)
- As an individual user, how do I get access to MDAT?
To gain access to MDAT, as well as to log in to the application, you must have a WAMS Wisconsin User ID. Once you have your WAMS ID, your district MDAT Application Administrator can authorize and set up your access using your WAMS Wisconsin User ID. Please email your district MDAT Application Administrator to inquire about access to MDAT. If you do not know who your district MDAT Application Administrator is for MDAT, click here. If a MDAT Application Administrator is not listed for your district, please contact your District Security Administrator to assign one.
- How do I become a district Application Administrator to enable users in my district to use MDAT?
For your district to be able to use MDAT a District Security Administrator must be set up by DPI in the DPI Application Security Manager (ASM) tool. This tool enables the District Security Administrator to delegate Application Administrator(s) to MDAT who will then be able to provide authorized users in their district with access to MDAT. Please see DPI Application Security Manager (ASM) for more information on the steps necessary to start the process of enabling your district to use MDAT.
MDAT Quick Access Links
What is the MDAT Training Version?
The MDAT Training version of the application contains fictitious data and should be used for presentations and training purposes. The goal of this version of the tool is to enable hands-on training sessions to be held for users while ensuring student data remains confidential.
Confidentiality and security protocols should be exercised in all training involving school or district data. If a training participant already has access to MDAT, they may view their own data in the class, but must keep their data secure from other users. Participants without access to their own school or district data should use the MDAT Training Application for hands-on work.
MDAT Training Q&A
- As an individual district user, how do I get access to the MDAT Training Version?
To gain access to the MDAT Training Version, please follow the same procedures listed above to gain access to MDAT.
- How do I enable users in my district to use the MDAT Training Version?
For your district to be able to use the MDAT Training Version, please follow the same procedures listed above that you would follow to enable users in your district to use MDAT.
- I am a trainer holding a training session. How do I gain access to the MDAT Training Version?
If you are an MDAT user within a specific district, follow the same procedures listed above that you would follow to request MDAT access. If you are holding a training session and would like to use MDAT Training but are not in a specific district (for example, a CESA representative), please open a ticket using the DPI Online Helpdesk.
- I am holding a training session. How do I enable participants in the training session to use the MDAT Training Version if they have not been setup with access yet within their district?
In order for training participants without access to MDAT to use MDAT Training, please submit a request through the DPI Online Helpdesk, and we will email you with a temporary ID and password for your training session/data retreat. That ID/password will expire following the class and participants should be notified to request individual access to MDAT Training if they would like regular use of the tool.
Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE)
What is SAFE?
SAFE is a flexible, web-based tool that allows authorized users to access confidential data files and reports. Currently this application enables authorized access to the following topics:
- Accountability Report Cards
- Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) District Profile Reports
- AMAO Announcement Letter
- For more information on your AMAO reports, please visit the Accountability for English Language Learners (ELLs) page.
- Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Reports
- Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Reports are available to districts through SAFE beginning in May 2011.
- Student Growth Percentile Report Announcement Letter
- Value-Added Reports
SAFE Quick Access Links
View the knowledge base or submit questions, comments, and/or suggestions to the DPI Online Helpdesk.
If you are having trouble accessing the tool or you need additional help, please view Helpdesk Information.