A Journey Five Years in the Making: Adding Data to CIS

By Haley Perkins


Achieve Brown County (ABC) strives to support students and address the system-wide barriers to their success, ensuring that each child is prepared for and succeeds in school. For the past five years ABC has sought to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and our eight Brown County public school districts to gain access to de-identified data such as demographic information, directory data and enrollment data in order to paint a more complete picture of what is going on with young people in our community.

We are excited to announce that, as of October 2020, in partnership with all eight school districts, we have received an initial dataset from the DPI that will allow us to take a big leap forward in painting this picture. This important milestone is the result of an unprecedented level of leadership and support from our superintendents. Arriving this far as a team required us to meet often and agree upon the data elements needed to best support young people in our community.

What We Can Learn from the Data

1. How many young children access healthcare before attending school in Brown County?

2. What are the patterns of students moving throughout Brown County based on de-identified birth data, health data and school enrollment data?

3. How does health impact attendance for elementary students?

Data-Driven Change in Our Community

Brown County is a community of passionate change-makers and people who care. Our hope is that this data will meet the needs of those who make decisions and coordinate efforts to improve the lives of our community’s young people.

Published: November 10, 2021