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Getting a student's WISEid

Easily obtain, verify, or create a student's WISEid in jmc Office.

Emily Hoyne avatar
Written by Emily Hoyne
Updated over a week ago

Getting a student's WISEid is now a streamlined process in jmc Office, allowing users to easily obtain and import the student ID from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). By entering student demographic information and initiating the WISEid lookup process, users can match students to existing DPI records, create new WISEids if needed, or verify existing WISEids.

In jmc Office head to the View Student Data page to find a student's WISEid from DPI's database.

Step One: Select the student whose WISEid is missing by entering the name of the student in the "Find" field.

Step Two (optional): Enter any missing primary contact information for the selected student in the appropriate fields and drop-down lists by clicking the "Edit Contact" quick link. Then, click the "Save" button to save your changes or the "Close" button to discard.

Step Three: Enter first and last name, gender, birthdate, and race/ethnicity information for the student in the appropriate fields to successfully match a student to the DPI's database.

Step Four: Click either of the “Save” buttons to save the demographic information you entered.

Step Five: Click the “Get ID” button next to the "State ID" field to start the WISEid lookup process.

Step Six: Click the “Use ID” link to select the best match for the student you are entering in the "WISEid Matches" pop-up window.

Fun Fact: To help you quickly identify the best match, each possible match record is assigned a score from 1 to 100, indicating the match probability, with 1 being the lowest and 100 being the highest.

Step Seven: Click the “OK" button to confirm importing the student’s WISEid into the “State ID” field.

Helpful Tip: If no match is found click the “Create New WISEid” button to have DPI create a new WISEid for the student or click the "Cancel" button to exit.

Step Eight: Click either of the “Save” buttons to save the student’s WISEid.

Helpful Tip: To verify an existing student WISEid simply click the “Verify ID” button next to the "State ID" field and follow the steps above to confirm that there is a match between this student and DPI's database.

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