A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
During the month of April, students will be introduced to a new assessment. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the Wisconsin Forward Exam. This new assessment will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the Wisconsin State Standards. The Forward Exam is given at grades 3-8 in English Language Arts and Mathematics, grades 4 and 8 in Science, and grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies. Students will take the Forward Exam online.
The Forward Exam is a summative assessment that gauges your child’s achievement in the content area tested compared to other students in the state. Along with Oakfield Elementary measures such as report cards, school-wide assessment, such MAPS, Fountas and Pinnell, and PALS assessments, and other information about your child’s progress in school, the results from the Forward Exam provide insight into how well your child is doing on a broad measure of achievement.
The Forward Exam will be given at Oakfield Elementary between April 4 - 22. The assessment will be completed in three days for grades 3 and 5 and five days for grade 4. Please refer to your child’s classroom newsletter for exact dates and times. Please help support the success of your child by taking note of their testing dates. On those dates, please assist them in getting plenty of sleep the nights prior to testing to ensure they are well rested and ready for the assessment. Starting the morning off with a good breakfast and positive words of encouragement also have a great impact your child’s attitude and effort. Students’ success rates greatly increase when there is a strong home/school connection. Thank you for helping to support this connection.
Becky Doyle, Principal
“If everyone is moving forward TOGETHER, then SUCCESS will take care of itself!”