Assessment - District Assessment Schedule

The Shawano School District administers various formative and summative assessments throughout the school year. The district's assessment windows for the 2020-21 school year are listed alphabetically below.

  • Dates will be populated as I get them from each of the schools.

  • Please contact Jason Kuehl with any questions about Assessment or Assessment Dates.

ACCESS for ELLS 2.0 (A state-mandated assessment) - The assessment measures the English Language Proficiency of English learners (ELs) in grades K - 12. This assessment allows educators, students, and families to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Only students in the English Language Learner (ELL) program take the assessment.

  • Grades K-12 (When applicable, only ELL students)

  • Subject: ELA

  • Test Window: December 1, 2020 - February 26, 2021

*If your student is in the ELL program, contact your ELL coordinator for more specific dates and information.

ACT Aspire Test (A state-mandated assessment) - An college-readiness assessment for Freshman and Sophomore students.

  • Grades 9 & 10

  • Subjects: ELA (English, Reading & Writing), Math, and Science

  • Test Window: April 5 - May 5, 2021

*The exact days within the window are still not determined. One day will be scheduled for grade 9 testing and one day scheduled for grade 10 testing.

ACT Plus Writing Assessment (A state-mandated assessment) - A written assessment to see if students are academically ready for college. The ACT can be used for college enrollment, scholarships, and NCAA eligibility requirements.

  • Grade 11

  • Subjects: ELA (English, Reading & Writing), Math, and Science

  • Test Windows

    • Test Window 1 (Initial)

      • March 9, 2021 - Paper Administration

      • March 9-12 & 15-19, 2021 - Paper Accommodations Administration

      • March 9-11 & 16-18, 2021 - Online Adminstration

    • Test Window 2 (Make-Up)

      • March 23, 2021 - Paper Administration

      • March 23-26, 29-31 & April 1-2, 2021 - Paper Accommodations Administration

      • March 23-25, 30-31 & April 1, 2021 - Online Administration

    • Test Window 3 (Emergency)

      • April 13, 2021 - Paper Administration

      • April 13-16 & 19-23, 2021 - Paper Accommodations Administration

      • April 13-15 & 20-33, 2021 - Online Administration

Concepts of Print (Teacher's College) - A grade K local assessment used to assess students' concept of print.

  • Grade K

  • Subject: ELA

  • Test Windows

    • Fall

    • Winter

    • Spring

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) (A state-mandated assessment) - An alternative State Test instead of the Wisconsin Forward Exam, ACT Aspire, or ACT Plus Writing. The DLM is for students with Intellectual Disabilities. In order to take the DLM a student must have it specified in his/her Individualized Education Plan. Usually, this is for only up to 1% of the student population.

  • Grades 3-11 (When applicable)

  • Subjects: ELA (English, Reading & Writing), Math, Science (Grades 4 & 8-11), and Social Studies (Grades 4, 8 & 10).

  • Test Window: March 22 - April 30, 2021

*Each school/individual will be scheduled at different times. If this assessment applies to your student, please talk to his/her case managers for more specific details and dates.

Fact Fluency Interview (FFI) - Assesses students on math fluency for basic facts. Students may test out early. A student needs to have two consecutive tests at the highest level to test out.

  • Grades 1-5

  • Subject: Math

  • Test Windows

    • Grade 1-2 (Addition & Subtraction, if the student is not tested out)

    • Grades 3-5 (Addition, Subtraction & Multiplication/Division, if the student is not tested out)

      • Fall

      • Winter

      • Spring

Fountas and Pinnell Running Record Benchmark - The assessment is used to find the student's reading level.

Fountas

Letter ID (Teacher's College) - A grade 4K - 1 local assessment used to assess students on letter identification and letter sounds.

Letter ID (Teacher's College)

Letter Sounds (Teacher's College) - A grade 4K - 1 local assessment used to assess students on letter identification and letter sounds.

Letter Sounds (Teacher's College)

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, NAEP assessments are conducted annually in reading and mathematics, with additional subjects tested each year such as science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, technology and engineering literacy, the arts, and other subjects. NAEP collects and reports academic achievement at the national level and for certain assessments, at the state and district levels.

The assessment is only completed in the Shawano School District when requested by NAEP. It is usually for specific grades and tests and happens infrequently.

  • Grade: TBD (For select schools, subjects, & grades)

  • Test Window: Not currently applicable this year for your district.

*This assessment is only administered when selected by NAEP for participation and is adminstered by NAEP.

Number Development Assessment, Part 1 (NDAp1) - Used to find number sense levels for a student. Students may test out early. A student needs to have two consecutive tests at the highest level to test out of that specific subtest.

  • Grades 4K-5

  • Subject: Math

  • Testing Windows

    • Grade 4K (Subtests 1, 5, & 9 in Fall & Winter; Subtests 1, 2, 5, & 9 in Spring)

    • Grade K (All subtests 1-9 except in Fall, just Subtest 6)

    • Grade 1-5 (All subtests 1-9)

      • Fall - September 2020

      • Winter - January 2020

      • Spring - May 2020

STAR/Renaissance Assessment - Used to universally screen students in reading and math.

  • Grades 2-11

    • Select grade 12 students, but not universal for grade 12

    • The November and March Windows are used for progress monitoring select students

  • Subject: Reading & Math

  • Testing Windows

    • Fall (Universal) -

      September 14-25, 2020

    • November (Select special education & tier 3 intervention students & optional for Hillcrest/LEADS classrooms) -

      November 2-13, 2020

    • Winter (Universal) - January 18-29, 2020

    • March (Select special education & tier 3 intervention students) - March 8-19, 2020

    • Spring (Universal) - May 3-14, 2020

Wisconsin Forward Exam (A state-mandated assessment) - The assessment replaced the Badger Exam from the 2014-15 School Year. Students in grades 3-8 will take the assessment online in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, and in science at grades 4 and 8, and social studies at grades 4, 8, and 10.

  • Grades: 3-8, 10 (As applicable)

  • Subjects: ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies

    • Grade 3, 5, 6, 7 - ELA & Math Only

    • Grade 4, 8 - ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies

    • Grade 10 - Social Studies Only (They take ACT Aspire for the other subjects)

  • Test Window: March 22 - April 30, 2021

*Each school will be scheduled at different times throughout the window. More information will be sent to parents when it becomes available.

Writing Prompts - Specific local writing prompts scored and leveled to monitor students' writing growth.

  • Grades: 4K-5

Writing Prompts