The OTT provides students with hands-on practice logging in, selecting a test session, responding to different item types, and using the tools available in the testing system. The OTT is not scored and is not for content practice or to see how well students will perform on the Forward Exam. (must be accessed with a chrome browser, unless using an iPad then the Safari browser must be used)
NOTE: If you have to choose one practice option (OTT vs. Sampler) due to time constraints, please use the OTT with your students. The OTT allows students to practice all item types where the sampler does not. As curriculum should be tied to the Wisconsin State Standards, content practice (sampler) is not a necessity.
The following grade band documents contain samples of TDA test questions, stimulus passages, and student responses. The TDA portion of the Forward Exam requires students to read the text (passage or passages) and then respond in writing to a prompt in one of several ways. Students must identify and explain a theme or central idea using textual evidence to support the claim about what that theme or central idea is, and analyze the development of an event, character, central ideas, or theme using textual evidence to support the explanation and analysis.