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EWIS and VOCAL Data Release and Training Opportunity:

Initial Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) and preliminary Views of Climate and Learning (VOCAL) data will be coming out on or around August 21. The Department will offer several data usage workshops entitled "Maximizing EWIS and VOCAL data in a Cycle of Inquiry" this fall. Each session will cover the basics of EWIS as well as an introduction to VOCAL data. More information, including dates, locations, registration, is available online. For more information, email

  • Views of Climate and Learning (VOCAL) Data Release: The VOCAL data include index scores (overall school climate score and three-dimension scores) and item response data based upon all students within participating districts and schools. Full graphical reports that provide subgroup data will be available in the fall. The data are in the Office of Planning and Research's folder within Drop Box Central in the Security Portal. The data is provided in an Excel workbook for each district and school.

  • Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) Data Release: Educators can review EWIS data in Edwin to understand which students are at risk of missing important academic milestones and to develop additional supports tailored to their students' strengths and needs. Student claiming must be complete to see EWIS information for the 2020 school year. See the Student Claiming User Guide for details.

Early Warning Indicator System data is only available for districts that submitted all of their statewide data collections (Education Personnel Information Management System, Student Course Schedule, and School Safety Discipline Report). Districts that did not meet the due dates for this data will not have EWIS data in the initial release in Edwin Analytics in time for the start of the school year.

Last Updated: August 30, 2019

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