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WKCE/WAA-SwD Data and Results

Results of statewide achievement tests known as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) and Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) may be viewed or downloaded from this site. The WKCE measures achievement in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies using multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Students also provide a rough draft writing sample. The reading and mathematics tests are given annually to students in grades three through eight and ten while the language, science, social studies, and writing assessments are also given annually to students in grades four, eight, and ten. The WAA-SwD measures achievement in reading and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 10 and science in 4, 8, and 10. Language Arts/writing and social studies are assessed through a teacher rater form and reported with scores from the WAA-SwD.

Results are available in the formats described below:

  • WISEdash
    data portal that uses "dashboards," or visual collections of graphs and tables, to provide multi-year education data about Wisconsin schools.
  • WKCE/WAA-SwD Proficiency Data - Excel Tab Delimited Data Files
    State, district and school proficiency summary available for downloading. These are the most complete versions of the WSAS proficiency data available to the public. WSAS local proficiency data file/display options provided at the DPI Website were created using the data contained in these tab-delimited files. The tab-delimited files are included in one zipped self-extracting file for each year. Each self-extracting file is approximately 2 MB.
  • Additional WKCE Summaries
    Additional tab delimited data files are available that include summaries of scale score, standards performance, item analysis, and extended writing. The tab-delimited files are included in one zipped self-extracting file for each year.

For additional information contact Phil Cranley at (608) 266-9798.


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