Linked below are sample items of test questions that students can expect to see on the Smarter Balanced assessments beginning in 2014-15. The samples include nearly 50 assessment items and performance tasks, including examples of innovative, technology-enhanced items that take advantage of computer-based administration to assess a deeper understanding of content and skills than would otherwise be possible with traditional item types. In addition, sample… more »
Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments:
Scholastic Math and Reading Inventory
September 19 - October 10
January 9 - 30
April 30 - May 21
Click here to reach the Scholastic Achievement Manager (SAM) for results and reports.
The WKCE window is October 22 - November 23… more »
As part of several changes to Wisconsin's accountability system for public schools and districts, students will be held to a higher level of performance on state tests beginning in 2012-13. Consequently, fewer students will attain a ranking of proficient or advanced on state tests than in the past.
This new step is part of our state's transition to new student assessments that will help parents… more »
Districts have long been interested in representing student performance in terms of growth over time in addition to status or score attainment. Representing data in this manner acknowledges that students begin their academic journeys in different places. Progress over the course of a school year, therefore, is often viewed as a better barometer of what happens in school than does testing the knowledge a… more »
Several questions have come up recently about new terms, ideas and definitions related to proposed changes to Wisconsin's education accountability system. Many of these proposals are contained within an application submitted by the state to the Department of Education seeking a waiver from No Child Left Behind mandates. Other elements reflect interest on the DPI's part to bring about a higher standard in our state's accountability… more »