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Forward Exam Educator Involvement Opportunities

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.

We are looking for 10-12 participants per grade level. We are looking for a diverse group of educators from all over Wisconsin (including EL and special education teachers). Applicants must be familiar with the new Wisconsin Science Standards.

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.

Logistics:

  • The review will take place in Madison on May 29 and 30 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • All applicants must be available to participate both days.
  • 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.

No longer accepting applications

2019 New Item Review

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DPI will be recruiting Wisconsin educators to participate in “New Item Review” meetings for the Forward Exam in April of 2019. Please check back at that time to apply.

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.


 

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