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Forward Exam Educator Involvement Opportunities

2019 New Item Review

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DPI is recruiting Wisconsin educators to participate in “New Item Review” meetings for the Forward Exam. 

DPI is recruiting six educators for each of the content areas and grade levels/spans listed below. We are looking for a diverse group of educators from all over Wisconsin (including EL and special education teachers).

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, provide valuable feedback, have detailed input about the items on the Forward Exam, and take knowledge back to your district about the process.

Content Area
Grade Level/ Span Groups
Meeting Dates
Meeting Duration

English Language Arts (ELA)

3-4
5-6
7-8

July 23-26

4 days

Science

4
8

July 23-25

3 days

Mathematics

3-4
5-6
7-8

August 5-8

4 days

Social Studies

4
8
10

August 5-7

3 days

Logistics:
  • The review will take place in Madison (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily)
  • Applicants must be available to participate ALL days of the content area meeting for which they apply.
  • Overnight accommodations are available to committee members who qualify.
  • Meals not provided at the meeting will be eligible for reimbursement.
  • There will be reimbursement for mileage to and from your home.
To Apply:

Submit an online application and email a resume to osamail@dpi.wi.gov by May 15. Applications submitted without resumes will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

 

Forward Exam Standard Setting - Science Grades 4 and 8

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The purpose of the standard setting is to establish cut scores for the Wisconsin Forward Exam. The standard setting will focus on achievement standards for Science grades 4 and 8. The cut scores will separate students into four achievement levels (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced), which provide clear indicators of students’ levels of mastery of the Wisconsin State Standards, and indicate their progression toward college and career readiness.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of assessment development, have detailed input on the Forward Exam, and take knowledge back to the district about this process.

No longer accepting applications

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov