Data is important in measuring success in all areas of the Strategic Framework. The Data Use Guides on this page will instill you with the confidence you need to understand data and make bold data-driven decisions.

Most data that MMSD staff will need to use is located on the Data Dashboard, and the following Data Use Guides detail how to (1) understand the data, (2) access the data, and (3) analyze the data.  Note that access within the Dashboard depends on job position.

Assessment Data Use Guides

  • MAP
  • PALS
    • PALS Information
    • PALS Data Use Guide Grades 1 & 2 [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
    • PALS Data Use Guide 5K [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • DPI Accountability Report Cards
    • DPI Accountability Report Cards Data Use Guide [Coming Soon]
*For more information on assessments, see the Office of Assessment Administration homepage. 

Climate Survey Data Use Guides

Other Major Plan Data Use Guides

  • Behavior Education Plan
    • Behavior [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
    • Behavior Hot Spot Tool [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
    • Suspensions [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • English Language Learner Plan
    • ACCESS Information 
    • ACCESS Data Use Guide [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request

Other Data Use Guides

  • Attendance [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • Course Failures [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • High School Completion [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • Early Warning System [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • STAT System for Principals [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request
  • DPI Accountability Report Cards [Coming Soon] - previous version available upon request

So you have your data, but what can you do with it?  Explore Data Use Resources and find out.  

Contact Andrew Statz (ajstatz2@madison.k12.wi.us) in the Research & Program Evaluation Office if you have questions or suggestions for additional guides to be added.