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Wisconsin: Overview of recoding discipline data for WISEdata reporting
Wisconsin: Overview of recoding discipline data for WISEdata reporting

Since WISEdata Discipline uses the Ed-Fi resources to convey records to Wisconsin DPI, the records must comply with Ed-Fi data structures.

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Wisconsin DPI has laid out all the information and help our partners need to submit discipline data during state reporting periods. Specifically, if the discipline record is to be reported to the state via WISEdata Discipline it must meet the following criteria:

  1. All expulsions regardless of duration should be submitted.

  2. In-school suspensions and interim alternative setting placements (IAES). IAES setting disciplines should be submitted only for IDEA eligible students. These students must have an active student special education program association (sSEPA) which includes the discipline date (start date of the removal).

  3. Suspensions (in and out of school) and IAES removals should be submitted only when the student is removed for at least ½ of the regular school day. Moreover, if the ISS, OSS, and expulsion records are to be reported via WISEdata Discipline, they must use Ed-Fi Problem Behavior and Action codes. 

Helpful Tip: Visit Wisconsin DPI's Discipline FAQs & Use Cases website for helpful information about submitting discipline records during state reporting.

The fields required vary slightly based on the Problem Behavior and the number and types of Actions for each incident, but here is a list of the fields that are always required for a state-reportable record:

  • Incident Date

  • Incident Time

  • Incident Number

  • Problem Behavior

  • Actions 1 and/or 2 (can have up to 2 actions per incident)

  • Discipline Action Date 1 and/or 2 (also known as Removal Date)

  • Removal Length 1 and/or 2

  • Actual Removal Length 1 and/or 2

Helpful Tip: The Incident Number is automatically assigned when the record is saved (updated) if the Problem Behavior and Action(s) are state-reportable.

Fun Fact: There are three sets of Problem Behaviors and Actions:

  • User-defined

  • New Predefined Ed-Fi (denoted with *)

  • Old Predefined PBIS (denoted with ^)

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