Melanie McCalmont and Tessa Michaelson Schmidt of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction gave an excellent and informative presentation on DPI’s new database for public school statistics, WISEdash. It replaces the old WINNS system. DPI has not yet migrated all the data from WINNS to WISEdash, but the WINNS data is easily accessible through the WISEdash portal. It is clear that a lot of hard work, thought, and care went into creating the database and its interface, making a vast array of data about Wisconsin public schools readily available at your fingertips.
The demonstration was all done on the live site, so there’s no PowerPoint presentation for me to post. But WiseDash is available from DPI’s website: http://wisedash.dpi.wi.gov/Dashboard/portalHome.jsp – take a look and try it out for yourself!