Forward Exams Scheduled

Forward Exams Scheduled
Posted on 03/12/2020
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From March 23 to May 1, 2020, the District will be conducting the Wisconsin Forward Exam. It is designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These standards outline what students should “know and be able to do” so they are college and career ready.  The exams are given as follows:

  • grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics,

  • grades 4 and 8 in Science and,

  • grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies.

Parents should promote a positive attitude towards learning and testing. Kids need to take tests seriously and be strategic, but also feel confident and mentally prepared. Parents can help children feel prepared for the test by encouraging children to visualize success on test day. 

Sometimes kids finish the test early. It’s important to discuss that this is a good opportunity to double check and verify their answers for accuracy. Parents can coach their child to review certain questions that were hard and use the process of elimination to rule out some of the answer choices.

In the weeks leading up to the test, it is important for students to have adequate sleep (eight hours is recommended), eat balanced meals, drink plenty of water, and get exercise. Eating a healthy breakfast before school, particularly on the day of the test, gives the body the fuel it needs to maintain long periods of concentration.

“It’s important that students think positively about their skills and knowledge,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer. “We work to ensure our students are prepared and ready for this exam. We want them to know they can do a great job!"