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Wisconsin2020-11-20T17:28:41+00:00

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin published FY19 school-by-school spending data on their report card known as WISEdash. Located under “ESSA” and “Finance Resources” Wisconsin provides the per-pupil breakdown by school and by district. The report card also enables comparisons for all schools within a district. Use the filters to search for your district or your school to gather the spending data. Find out more information below, or click to the report card HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

The “2018-19 Data Download File” provides the per-pupil expenditures for each school across the state. Use this file to calculate the average per-pupil spending for your district and the state.

The Wisconsin report card does not enable comparisons of spending with demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card. To access demographic data, click on “Student Engagement” then “Enrollment” and filter by the demographics you wish to compare. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.”

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

The “2018-2019 School Report Card Data File” contains demographic information for each school in the state. Download this file to identify your comparison schools. Then view each comparison school’s report card. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.”

The Wisconsin report card does not enable comparisons of spending with outcomes or demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.” To access outcomes data click on “State Tests” or “Graduation” to view the outcomes you wish to compare. To access demographic data, click on “Student Engagement” then “Enrollment” and filter by the demographics you wish to compare.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

The “2018-2019 School Report Card Data File” contains demographic and outcomes information for each school in the state. Download this file to identify your comparison schools. Then view each comparison school’s report card. To access spending data, click on “ESSA” then “Finance Resources” then “Per-Pupil Expenditures.”

MORE ABOUT WISCONSIN

Wisconsin published numerous resources explaining the financial transparency requirement in ESSA and Wisconsin’s process for meeting the law. Wisconsin also published a detailed explanation of each element of the per-pupil calculation, how it aligns with the Interstate Financial Reporting Criteria, and what elements are excluded from the school’s total per-pupil costs.