Assessment Information

Each year in Wisconsin, public school students participate in assessments associated with the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS). The WSAS is a comprehensive statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know. The WSASincludes: 

ACT Aspire
  9th and 10th grade‚Äč
ACT
  11th grade for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Writing
ACT WorkKeys
  11th grade
TBD by DPI
  3rd-8th grade in English Language Arts and Mathematics
DLM Dynamic Learning Maps
  3rd-11th grade in English Language Arts and Mathematics
PALS Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening
  4K-2nd grade (and 3rd grade for SAGE reporting)
WAA-SwD Wisconsin Alternate Assessment forStudents with Disabilities
  4th, 8th, and 10th grade in Science and Social Studies

The federal No Child Left Behind Act required all states to test all students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. Student performance on these assessments is reported inproficiency categories and used for accountability determination at the school,district and state levels.

The results of these annual assessments provide vital information for students,parents, and educators to elevate the achievement of our students and our schools. To find out more about these assessments visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website

Please feel free to contact the your school with any questions you may have.