Assessments and Grading

Assessments and Grading

An important part of improving student learning is measuring student growth and achievement.  The Kaukauna Area School District measures student growth in a variety of ways and levels. This information is utilized to inform instruction and to measure student progress. For 2016-2017, the following assessments will be administered during the time frames indicated below.  Your child will be assessed on some (not all) of the days indicated. Please watch for a detailed schedule from your child’s school as each assessment window approaches.

Wisconsin Forward

  • State mandated assessment
  • March 20 – May 5, 2017
  • Grade Levels Assessed:
    • Grades 3-8: English Language Arts, Math
    • Grades 4, 8: Science
    • Grades 4, 8, 10: Social Studies

Dynamic Learning Maps – for students with significant intellectual disabilities

  • State mandated assessment
  • March 20 – May 5, 2017
  • Grade Levels Assessed:
    • Grades 3-11: English Language Arts, Math
    • Grades 4, 8-11: Science
    • Grades 4, 8, 10: Social Studies

ACCESS – for English Language Learners

  • State mandated assessment
  • December 6, 2016 – February 10, 2017

ACT Suite

  • State mandated assessment
  • February 28, 2017:  ACT Plus Writing Grade 11
  • February 28 – March 14, 2017:  ACT Plus Writing for students testing with accommodations
  • March 1, 2017:  ACT WorkKeys Grade 11
  • March 1 – 15, 2017:  ACT WorkKeys for students testing with accommodations
  • April 24 – May 26, 2017:  ACT ASPIRE  Grade 9-10

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)

  • State mandated requirement
  • Fall:  October 10 – November 4, 2016
  • Winter:  January 9 – February 17, 2017  (Select Students only)
  • Spring:  April 24 – May 19, 2017  (District designed assessment) 
  • Grade Levels Assessed:
    • Grade: 4K-Kdg
  • Please NOTE: Grade 1 and 2 will utilize a district designed assessment in lieu of PALS

AIMS Web

  • Fall:  September 12 – 23, 2016
  • Winter:  January 10 – 17, 2017
  • Spring:  April 27 – May 11, 2017
  • Grade Levels Assessed:
    • Kdg – 1 : Math
    • Grades K-12 (Used for select students to monitor specific intervention progress)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

  • Fall:  September 13 – October 7, 2016
  • Winter:  January 10 – February 3, 2017
  • Spring:  April 26 – May 19, 2017
  • Grade Levels Assessed :
    • Grades 2-8: Reading, Math

STAR

  • Fall:  September 7 – 30, 2016
  • Winter:  December 5 – 22, 2016
  • Spring:  March 13 – March 31, 2017
  • Grade Levels Assessed:
    • Grades 9,10 and 11

If you have questions about these assessments or your child’s results, please contact:

  • Your child’s teacher or principal
  • Director of Elementary Education, Kelli Antoine at 766-6100
  • Director of Secondary Education, Matt Smith at 766-6100
  • Kaukauna Area School District
  • 1701 County CE, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6100
  • Fax: (920) 766-6104
  • Kaukauna Area School District
  • 1701 County CE, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6100
  • Fax: (920) 766-6104
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