To: WISEdata primary, secondary, generic contacts
Subject: 2023-24 School Year Updates to Digital Equity Data Collection
Date: 9/28/2022


The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) wants to make sure you are able to continue collecting high quality digital equity data in the future to best serve your students and families. We are writing now to give advance notice to changes in the digital equity data collection for the 2023-24 school year. This will allow you time to update online registration/enrollment forms as part of your current process for future school year planning. Please make sure that your forms for the 2023-24 school year are updated to include the following questions and responses. 

Note: text in Italic is for clarification only, and not part of the WISEdata metadata.
Question 1 - Internet Access in Residence:  Can the student access the internet on their primary learning device at home?
  • True (Yes)
  • False (No)
Question 2 - Barrier to Internet Access in Residence:  If the student is unable to access internet in their primary place of residence, why not?
  • Not Desired
  • Not Available
  • Not Affordable
  • Other
Question 3 - Internet Access Type in Residence:  What is the primary type of internet service used at the residence?
  • Residential Broadband (e.g., DSL, Fixed Wireless, Cable, Fiber)
  • Cellular Network
  • Hot Spot (school provided hot spot, or school provided service)
  • Satellite
  • Community Provided Wi-Fi
  • Dial-up
  • Other
  • None
  • Unknown
Question 4 - Internet Performance in Residence:  Can the student stream a video on their primary learning device without interruption?
  • Yes
  • Sometimes (not consistently)
  • No
Question 5 - Primary Learning Device Away from School: What device does the student most often use to complete school work at home?
  • Desktop Computer
  • Laptop Computer
  • Tablet
  • Chromebook
  • Smartphone
  • None
  • Other
Question 6 - Primary Learning Device Provider:  Who provided the primary learning device to the student?
  • School
  • Personal 
  • Other
Question 7 - Primary Learning Device Access:  Is the primary learning device shared with anyone else in the household?
  • Shared
  • Not Shared 
  • Unknown

For more information, please review the DPI Digital Equity Gap resources. You may also submit a WISE Customer Support ticket if you have further questions.
Thank you for your efforts to meet students’ digital education needs!
DPI Customer Services Team
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