Using Data to Improve Schools Project

The UDISP is a project our office has been doing with the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) since 2014-15. Each year we work with MPS to administer the Essentials of School Culture and Climate (ESCC) survey to all staff and fourth- through twelfth-grade students. The ESCC is a research-based instrument loosely based on the 5Essentials Survey, designed by the Consortium of School Research at the University of Chicago. Each year, we provide all participating schools with reports of how their staff and students responded to the ESCC questions. These reports are stored on the UDISP website. Results from the most current year are embargoed until the spring of the following year. Results from previous years are publicly available.

For more information, please contact Leon Gilman at