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Assessment Resources for Families

Wisconsin Forward Exam Information for Families Brochure

This brochure answers common questions asked by students and families about the Forward Exam. It explains its purpose, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used. It also identifies who will be tested and when, and what the test looks like.

ACT High School Assessments Information for Families Brochure

This brochure answers common questions asked by families about the ACT High School Assessments. It outlines the ACT, WorkKeys, and the ACT Aspire Early High School, explains their purposes, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used. 

DLM Assessment Information for Families Brochure

This brochure answers common questions asked by students and parents about the DLM Assessment. It outlines the DLM Assessment, explains its purpose, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used. It also identifies who will be tested and when. 

ACCESS for ELLs Information for Families Brochure

This brochure answers common questions asked by families about the ACCESS for ELLs®. It explains its purpose, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used.

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™ Information for Families Brochure

This brochure answers common questions asked by families about the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™. It explains its purpose, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used.

NAEP Information for Families Brochure

This brochure for families contains a general overview of NAEP. It explains its purpose, describes what scores will be provided, and how they will be used.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success

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The National PTA created guides for parents to help their students be successful. There is a two page (simplified) and four page (more extensive) guide for each grade kindergarten through high school. These documents provide an overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade in mathematics and ELA. It focuses on the key skills your child will learn in these subjects, which will also build a strong foundation for success in other subjects studied throughout the school year.

How to Help your Child Prepare for the State Assessments

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Tips and Suggestions for Families to help their child prepare for state assessments

Make Learning a Priority in your Home

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Tips for Parents about how to know what your child is doing/learning in school, homework and study habits, and how to aide your child’s education.

How to Help a Child with Test Anxiety

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What is test anxiety and tips for how to help your child cope.

Practice Tests/Sample Items

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Parents' Guide to New Assessments in Wisconsin

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Created by the National PTA, this guide includes:

  • Overview of new assessments which measure student proficiency against more rigorous standards
  • Overview of accountability for students, teachers and schools
  • Additional resources for parents

 

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