WI Forward Student Assessment System

The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is a comprehensive statewide accountability program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires all states to test all students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school (grade 10 under s.118.30 Wis Stats). These tests are referred to as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination - (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities - (WAA-SwD). Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used to determine the adequate progress of students at the school, district and state levels.