Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/8/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 5. Report with Possible Action on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System Data
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.38 - Balanced Assessment Systems
Attachments: 2018 ACT and DLM Results
2018 Forward and DLM Results
Wisconsin Student Assessment System Data
File Attachment:
2018 ACT and DLM Results.pdf
2018 Forward and DLM Results.pdf
Wisconsin Student Assessment System Data.pdf
Background: This presentation is aligned to the Board action in February 2018 to review district data regularly throughout the school year. The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (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 WSAS includes:

• The Wisconsin Forward Exam at grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics; at grades 4 and 8 in science; and 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies

• Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) at grades 3-11 in ELA and mathematics; at grades 4 and 8 - 11 in science; and at grades 4, 8, and 10 in social studies

• ACT Aspire at grades 9 and 10

• The ACT Plus Writing at grade 11 for reading, English, mathematics, science, and writing

• ACT WorkKeys at grade 11

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to test all students in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school. ESSA also requires students be assessed in science once each grade span (3-6, 7-9, and 10-12 grades). Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used for accountability determination at the school, district and state levels, including state accountability report cards. Wisconsin State Statute also requires students to take grade 9 and 10 assessments as well as the social studies test. These tests together create the Wisconsin Student Assessment System.

This presentation will review the Wisconsin Forward Exam and DLM results as well at the ACT with writing and DLM results that were released in early October 2018. ACT Aspire and ACT WorkKeys results were shared previously.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melanie Stewart - Director
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent