Changes to WINSS and data access
Since fall 2000, the Data Analysis section of Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools (WINSS) has been an important data resource used by education stakeholders to help all students meet and exceed expectations. A wide variety of data about academic performance, attendance and behavior, staff and other school resources, and student demographics has been provided through WINSS Data Analysis tools.
In Fall 2013, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) implemented a new and updated public data analysis portal called WISEdash, or Wisconsin Information System for Education Data Dashboard. At that time, WISEdash began to phase out WINSS Data Analysis (red box) with the migration of more recent years of data about WSAS, ACT, Advanced Placement Program (r) Exams, Attendance, and Demographics from WINSS Data Analysis to WISEdash. Since that time, more recent years of data about High School Completion and Enrollment by Primary Disability have also migrated to WISEdash. The plan is to migrate all WINSS data topics to WISEdash over time.
Where is the WINSS red box?
WISEdash began to phase out the red "Data Analysis" box from WINSS in Fall 2013. When you click on the WISEdash graphic (AT RIGHT), you will be able to access ALL data previously assessible via the WINSS "red box" either directly through WISEdash for migrated topics or through links to WINSS graphs for topics not yet migrated.
WISEdash graphs include the most recent years of data about migrated topics. Comprehensive historical WINSS data about migrated topics for school years not included in WISEdash graphs will continue to be accessible through the WISEdash Data Files webpage. See table below for a list of migrated topics and where data for a specific school year can be found.
|WHERE TO FIND DATA FOR SPECIFIC YEARS|
|Migrated Topic||WINSS Historical Downloads||Earliest Year WISEdash Graphs|
|- WSAS||1997-98 through 2004-05||2005-06|
|- WRCT (Reading Test)||1993-94 through 2004-05||No data after 2004-05|
|- ACT||1995-96 through 2006-07||2007-08|
|- AP Exams||1996-97 through 2005-06||2006-07|
|- High School Completion||1996-97 through 2011-12
Legacy Rates only
Adjusted Cohort Rates only
|Attendance and Behavior|
|- Attendance||1996-97 through 2004-05||2005-06|
|- Enrollment||1995-96 through 2004-05||2005-06|
To directly access WINSS Historical Downloads go to the WISEdash Data Files page. WINSS files for all migrated topics for any school year ####-## are contained in files named "all_topics_winss_####-##.zip". For more information about WINSS historical downloads, see About WINSS Historical Data Files.
To directly access the old WINSS data portal, go to WINSS Data Analysis.
Where are the WINSS yellow-green-blue boxes?
Click the GREEN MENU BAR near the top of the page to find the WINSS Continuous School Improvement (yellow), Standards and Assessment (blue), and Best Practices (green) content.