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The Appleton Area School District staff administer a variety of different assessments to its students in its pursuit of ensuring high-quality educational programming for each student. Each of these accountability measures provide valuable data that assist classroom teachers with making instructional decisions that maximize student learning.  When viewed collectively, the various assessment data provides a comprehensive picture of a student's achievement level. A description of the various assessments follow:


Classroom-Based Assessments:


These assessments provide ongoing and on-the-spot data for teachers on a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, and day-by-day basis. The resulting data provides teachers with immediate information that assists with on-the-spot and long-term instructional decision-making.

District-Wide, Standards-Based Assessments:


These assessments provide students with opportunities to show evidence of what they know and can do in relation to our district curricular standards; click on the following link to learn more about the purposes of the District-Wide, Standards-Based Assessments.


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP):


These on-line mathematics, reading, and language usage assessments identify a student's instructional level and measure academic growth from year to year. These assessments provide students, parents, and teachers with valuable information to assist with improved teaching and learning. For additional information visit the NWEA website.

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test:


This nonverbal assessment is administered to all first grade students to assist teachers with identifying students who should be involved in district Talented and Gifted programming.

Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination -- Criterion Referenced Tests (WKCE-CRT):


Federal No Child Left Behind legislation requires all states to administer yearly assessments to all students in grades 3-8 and once in high school, grade 10 in Wisconsin, in the areas of reading and mathematics. For additional information visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE):


Wisconsin state statutes requires students in grades 4, 8 and 10 to participate in the administration of language arts, writing, science, and social studies testing. For additional information visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.


  Parent/Guardian information letters:
    - English version
    - Hmong version
    - Spanish version


**The following link will provide a glossary of data terms associated with the various assessments.


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