Testing Schedules

2020-21 School Year Testing Schedule


WI Forward Exam
  • English Language Arts and mathematics assessment in grades 3-8
  • Science assessment in grades 4 and 8
  • Social studies assessment in grades 4, 8, and 10
  • Spring administration: March 22 - April 30, 2021


Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Early childhood observation based assessment system
  • Administered to students in 4K
  • Fall Administration - October 7 - 28, 2020
  • Winter Administration - January 4 - 27, 2021
  • Spring Administration - April 12 - May 12, 2021


 i-Ready Diagnostic (Reading & Math)    
  • Administered to Grades 5K – 8 
  • Replaced MAP
  • Fall Administration – September 30 – October 21, 2020
  • Winter Administration – January 6 – 202021
  • Spring Administration – April 14 – 28, 2021


Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs)
  • Standardized listening, reading, writing and oral proficiency speaking test administered in December-February.


Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
  • Alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities
  • Spring Administration - March 22 - April 30, 2021, Students in Grades 3-11


Civics Examination

A Wisconsin high school diploma may not be granted until all students have taken and passed, with a score of 65 or better, this assessment; a special needs student's individualized education plan (IEP) governs the civics exam requirements. The IEP team must determine the appropriateness of administering the state civics exam, as well as whether it is appropriate to require that the student pass the civics exam in order to graduate. This exam is locally formatted, administered, and scheduled. The 100 question examination must be identical to the U.S. citizenship test administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This exam may be taken until passed.  


Aspire
  • Spring Administration - Students in Grades 9 & 10; April 5 - May 5, 2021


ACT Plus Writing
  • Administered to students in 11th grade; March 9, 2021 (make-up day March 23)
ACT Plus Writing for students testing with accommodations
  • Administered to students in 11th grade; March 9-19, 2021


Advanced Placement Testing
  • Administered May 3 - 14, 2021