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Wisconsin Forward Exam

Wisconsin Forward Exam
Posted on 03/26/2021

March 26, 2021

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Students at Glen Hills Middle School will soon be participating in the Wisconsin State Assessment called the Forward Exam. This exam measures the knowledge and skills your child(ren) have acquired by the time they reach each grade level.

 

All Wisconsin public school students in Grades 3-8 and 10 are expected to participate in this exam during the Spring testing window as per state statute. The results of these tests will be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Helping school staff make determinations about how to best support your student(s). (Performance on the assessment will not affect any student’s current course grades.) 
  • Assisting the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to determine each school’s Annual State School Report Card. Grade and district level performance, as well as other indicators, are used to calculate the district and school report card.  
  • Assisting the United States Department of Education to determine each district’s Annual Federal Accountability Rating. This takes into account student performance and participation rates. 

 

Glen Hills Middle School is scheduled to take the Wisconsin Forward Exam during the below dates, and our goal is to provide the best testing environment possible for success on this assessment while maintaining all safety procedures outlined in our reopening handbook.

 

 In Person Learners Schedule:

Grade:

Dates:

Subjects

Estimated Total Testing Time

Grade 4

April 13th-15th and April 20th

Periods 1, 2 and 5

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

5.25 hours

Grade 5

April 13th and 14th

Periods 1, 2 and 3

ELA

Math

2.5 hours

Grade 6

April 13th and 14th

Periods 1, 3 and 4

ELA

Math

2.75 hours

Grade 7

April 13th and 14th

Periods 1, 2 and 3

ELA

Math

2.75 hours

Grade 8

April 13th-15th and April 20th

Periods 2, 3 and 4

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

5.75 hours

 

Virtual Learners ( @ Glen Hills In Person) Schedule:

 

 

Grade:

Dates:

Subjects

Estimated Total Testing Time

Grade 4

April 9th and April 16th

8am-1:15pm

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

5.25 hours

Grade 5

April 16th

8am-1:15pm

ELA

Math

2.5 hours

Grade 6

April 16th

8am-1:15pm

ELA

Math

2.75 hours

Grade 7

April 16th

8am-1:15pm

ELA

Math

2.75 hours

Grade 8

April 9th and April 16th

8am-1:15pm

ELA

Math

Science

Social Studies

5.75 hours

***Students will be scheduled for Make up tests as needed. 

 

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 rescheduled for a makeup test prior to the close of the testing window..  

 

Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can.

 

I am sharing the link for the  Informational Brochure for Families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used. If you have any questions, please contact me at 414-351-7160, ext. 2112. 

 

Thank you,

Anna M. Young

Principal