Wisconsin Student Assessment Shows Steady Testing Results from Students

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The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams have shown steady results from the 2017-2018 school year.

The WSAS consists of the Forward Exam given in grades three through eight, the ACT Plus Writing given at grade 11, and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) given across all tested grades to students with significant cognitive disabilities. 

Mathematics showed promising gains across most grade levels. 

Despite Science being slightly down in students scoring proficient or advanced, it remains the highest percentage category. 

A look at results across the three tests show 40.6% of all students had scores that were proficient or advanced in English language arts (ELA), 41.1% in mathematics, and 42.5% percent in science. 

 In terms of the ACT Plus Writing and DLM Testing, this is the fourth year of the testing of 11th-grade students. 

Overall, the state’s public and private choice school students had a composite score of 19.7 on a scale of one to 36, down three-tenths of a point from 2016-2017. 

On subtests for 2017-2018, scores for all students were 18.1 in ELA, 19.8 in mathematics, and 20.1 in science. Those scores fall in the WSAS basic proficiency level.

For a full list of all results and scoring, head to: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/news-release/dpinr2018-87.pdf

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