WI Forward Exam Information

Wisconsin Forward Exam Information
Posted on 03/06/2018
As one part of the state of Wisconsin’s accountability system for schools, Wausau School District students will be participating in the Forward Exam. The Forward Exam will be given in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3 through 8, in science in grades 4 and 8, and in social studies in grades 4, 8, and 10. The Forward Exam will gauge how well students are mastering the Wisconsin State Standards in English language arts, as well as measure the knowledge and skills students should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level.

Students will take the Forward Exam between March 19 and May 4, 2018. The Forward Exam will be taken online. This will give teachers a more accurate measure of student achievement, particularly for high and low-performing students. Accommodations and supports for students with disabilities and English language learners are built into the system so progress of students can be accurately measured. The Forward Exam includes three components: multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and writing. Students will receive a score based on their performance. The score will fall into one of these four levels: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, and Below Basic. Below is a brochure that further explains the Forward Exam, and it includes a website where students can take practice tests.

John Muir Forward Exam Schedule

Forward Exam Letter:
 - English
 - Hmong
 - Spanish


Forward Exam Brochure:
 - English
 - Hmong
 - Spanish