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Wisconsin Forward: Mathematics

State of WISince the 2015-2016 school year, Wisconsin has been using the Forward as our state summative assessment for mathematics. The assessment is designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to Wisconsin academic standards. For mathematics, students in grades 3-8 take the assessment each spring.

Visit the Wisconsin Forward Assessment webpage to learn about the alignment of the Forward to the 2021 Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics.

Visit the Forward Exam Practice Test webpage for access to the new online practice test sessions, a Quick Guide, and pdf versions of the practice test.

Learn about and apply to participate in the 2024 Forward Standard Setting and 2024 Forward Item Review by going to Forward Exam Educator Involvement Opportunities.

View this 2024 Department of Public Instruction recording to understand the alignment of the Forward assessment to the 2021 Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics, understand recent changes to the Forward assessment, and reflect on current efforts toward the recommended Phase-by-Phase Standards Implementation Plan.

Wisconsin's Strategic Assessment Systems

Three part arrow in a circle showing formative, interim, and summative part of assessment systemVisit Wisconsin’s Strategic Assessment Systems for information about systems including formative, interim, and summative that can be implemented strategically and systematically, leading to improved student outcomes.

Visit Assessment in Wisconsin for timelines and other information related to Wisconsin Forward, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), PreACT Secure, and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessments.

For questions about this information, contact Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368, Julie Bormett (608) 266-7921