Forward Testing

Forward Testing Begins at WMIS!
Posted on 03/19/2018
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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

At West Milwaukee, 8th graders will be Wisconsin Forward assessment on 
Tuesday, March 20thWednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd.  And, our 6th and 7th graders will test on Monday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 27th.  At West Milwaukee Intermediate, the grade level testing subjects are as follows:

  • Grade 6 - Math, Reading, and Writing

  • Grade 7 - Math, Reading and Writing

  • Grade 8 - Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science

What does this mean for my child?  The Forward assessment measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level.  This is an assessment that ALL students throughout the state will be taking. The Forward Exam is a summative assessment that gauges your child’s achievement in the content areas tested compared to other students in the state.

In addition, the results of these tests will be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child.  These tests are designed to obtain important information about student achievement and are a measure of accountability for our school and our district.  Student results will be reported according to levels of proficiency:  Advanced, Proficient, Basic, and Below Basic. Individual student reports will be sent home after the testing window closes.

How can you help on testing days?  

  1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep.

  2. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast, our breakfast program starts at 
7:35 a.m. daily.

  3. Remain positive and stay calm will help your child and encourage the same of them.

  4. Practice relaxation techniques with your child that they can try when taking the test.

  5. Make sure your child is at school and on-time during  testing days.

  6. Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can!

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Bodish, Academic Dean at (414) 604-3329.

Thank you for your support!