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Wisconsin Forward Exam Educator Involvement Opportunities

2018 New Item Review

DPI is making final participants selections, from the pool of applications, for the “New Item Review” meetings for the Forward Exam. Those selected will be notified May 30 - June 8, via email.

DPI is once again recruiting Wisconsin educators to participate in “New Item Review” meetings for the Forward Exam. We are recruiting five to six individuals (including special education and English language educators) in each of the content areas and grade levels listed.

New Item Review is an important step in the development of the Forward Exam. Educators review all new items created for the exam for content, grade level appropriateness, link to correct standard, and bias and sensitivity issues. This is a great opportunity to be a part of assessment development, have detailed input about the items on the Forward Exam, and take knowledge back to your district about the process. Interested educators should complete the online application and submit a resume to

Please pass this information along to school and district staff. All applications and resumes must be submitted no later than May 21.



Grade Span

Meeting Dates

Meeting Duration

ELA and Mathematics




August 6-8

3 days


4, 8

August 13-15

3 days

Social Studies

4, 8, 10

August 9-10

2 days

Details for the event:

  • The reviews will be held in Madison. 
  • Hotel room expense will be covered for those living 30 miles away or more. 
  • Meals not provided will be reimbursed.
  • Mileage will be reimbursed.


For questions about this information, contact