Wisconsin Educator Development Support and Retention Survey

The WEDSR is a foundational data collection instrument for the statewide evaluation of educator effectiveness and the work of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness Partnership (WEERP) between the Office of Socially Responsible Evaluation (SREed) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). In 2015-16, SREed developed the WEDSR Teacher Survey to inform the state-wide evaluation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness (EE) process for districts using the Danielson Framework as part of the state-designed EE process. In 2016-17, the survey administration was expanded to include districts using other teacher evaluation frameworks such as the Stronge Model. Although prior to 2017-18, principals were included in data collection activities related to the evaluation of EE, the school principal WEDSR was developed and administered state-wide starting in 2017-18.

Learn more about the implementation and use of the WEDSR.

For more information, please contact Leon Gilman at ljgilman@uwm.edu.