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Wisconsin Assessment Changes 2014-15. WI Standardized Assessments  PALS – early literacy screener  Testing occurs twice a year for 4K – 2  See schedule.

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1 Wisconsin Assessment Changes

2 WI Standardized Assessments  PALS – early literacy screener  Testing occurs twice a year for 4K – 2  See schedule for dates by grade level  WKCE – Grades 4, 8 and 10 ONLY  Science and Social Studies ONLY  October 27 – November 7, 2014  Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)  Replacing the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment (WAA)  ACCESS for ELLs  Transitioning to online next year

3 Smarter Balanced – Grades 3-8  Replacing WKCE for English Language Arts (ELA) & Math  March 30 – May 22, 2015  Two parts: a computer adaptive test, and performance tasks that will be taken on a computer but will not be computer-adaptive.

4 Smarter Balanced ELA Testing Time: Breakdown GradesTesting TimeTotal Time Non- Performance Task Items Performance Task - Classroom Activity Time Performance Task - Student Test 3-81:30:302:004:00

5 Smarter Balanced Mathematics Testing Time: Breakdown GradesTesting Time Total Time Non- Performance Task Items Performance Task - Classroom Activity Time Performance Task - Student Test 3-51:30:301:003: :00:301:003:30

6 WI Testing Changes for High School  Aspire (replaced Explore & Plan)  9th Grade (Fall & Spring), 10th Grade (Spring)  Computer based assessment  English, Reading Writing, Science, Math  ACT – 11th Grade (March)  Required for all 11th grade students  Free, used as State Assessment  Accepted by colleges and universities  (if no accommodations or if using ACT approved accommodations)

7 Also for  The 12 th grade has been chosen to take the NAEP (National exam)  This will take place around the Jan-Feb timeframe

8 Resources on Staff Site


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