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ACT Educator Involvement Opportunities

ACT Standard Setting - Overview


DPI is recruiting a diverse group of Wisconsin educators to establish cut scores for the ACT in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and Science. These cut scores are independent of ACT’s College and Career Readiness Benchmarks and are used for state accountability. The cut scores separate students into four achievement levels which provide clear indicators of students’ levels of understanding of the Wisconsin Academic Standards and indicate their progression toward future learning.

The standard setting will focus on achievement standards for ELA, Mathematics and Science in grades 11. Ten applicants will be selected for each of subject content area, for a total of 30 educators. We are looking for a diverse group of educators from all over Wisconsin (including English learner (EL) and special education teachers).

This is a great opportunity to be a part of DPI’s assessment work, have detailed input on the ACT, and take knowledge back to your district about the process. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2024.


  • The Standard Setting will be an in-person, two-day meeting held in Madison (exact location to be determined), 7:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, July 10-11, 2024.
  • Applicants must be available to participate BOTH days.
  • Applicants will be required to sign a Security and Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to participation.
  • Overnight accommodations are available to educators who qualify.
  • Meals not provided at the meeting will be eligible for reimbursement.
  • There will be reimbursement for mileage to and from the participant's home.
  • Stipend of $150 per day available for participants.

How to Apply


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