Students in grades 3-8 and 10 will be participating in the Wisconsin Forward Exam during the April / May testing window. Our window will open on April 16th and close on May 3rd.
The Forward Exam tests all students in the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth and Eighth graders are also tested in the areas of Social Studies and Science and 10th grade is only tested in Social Studies. One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified time frame, and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a makeup test prior to the close of the testing window.
Of course, a well-rested and well-fed student will be able to focus on the questions within the test. We respectfully ask you to monitor bedtimes and breakfast during the testing days. At school, we provide free breakfast so students should take advantage of it.
The Wisconsin Forward Exam measures the knowledge and skills your student should have acquired by this time in their educational journey. His/her performance on the assessment will not affect any current grades. We are promoting the qualities of effort and grit, not perfection in completion of the test requirements. Please encourage your son/daughter to take the test seriously and do the best he/she can. The results of these tests will be used to help us make determinations about educational programs and study for years to come.
The following link will take you to a brochure that explains more info on the test. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/assessment/pdf/Forward_brochure_for_families.pdf A website with sample test questions, that we use at school to acclimate students to the test environment, is listed within the brochure. NO practice is required at home, but as a parent you may be interested in the challenging content our students are now undertaking. Again, best effort and thoughtful responses are what we ask of your child during this exam.
If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Aaron J. Mithum Kim Johnson
MS/HS Principal Elementary Principal