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What is the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)?

The WSAS is a statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know.

Our state assessments measure progress on Wisconsin's Academic Standards and help districts evaluate the curriculum they selected.

The WSAS includes: 

  • The Wisconsin Forward Exam at grades at grades 3-8 for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, at grades 4 and 8 in Science, and 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies
  • PreACT Secure at grades 9 & 10 in English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science,
  • The ACT Plus Writing at grade 11 for Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing,
  • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) at grades 3-11 in ELA and Mathematics, at grades 4 and 8 - 11 in Science, and at grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies. DLM is an alternate assessment for some students with disabilities.

Click here for more information on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System