WKCE Student Reporting Changes
08 February 2013
In mid-February, parents with children in Grades 3-8 and Grade 10 will receive information about their child’s performance on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System, which includes the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternative Assessment for students with disabilities.
As part of a state and national effort to raise the achievement expectations for students, Wisconsin increased its WKCE mathematics and reading benchmark scores needed to reach the basic, proficient and advanced performance levels. As a result, the number of students in our district and across the state performing in the “proficient” or “advanced” levels will be far fewer.
Please remember that these new standards do not reflect a change in the abilities of students, teachers or schools but rather reflect a desire to help children in Wisconsin and across the country be better prepared for college and careers.
Learn more about Wisconsin’s higher benchmarks and standards at the following resources:
- High expectations for all students: http://statesupt.dpi.wi.gov/files/statesupt/pdf/fs-high_exp.pdf
- Academic Standards in Wisconsin: http://standards.dpi.wi.gov/
- School Accountability Report Cards: http://reportcards.dpi.wi.gov/rc_elmbrook