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High School Assessments for Families

Below you will find information about the assessments for students in High School.

Assessments for All High School students:

You will find information regarding assessments that all High School students take, with some exceptions.

  • ACT + Writing exam, for Grade 11 students only.

  • Fall 2021 ACT Voucher information.

  • ACT Aspire Exam for Grade 9 and 10 students. Aligned with and predicts potential ACT score.

  • Wisconsin Forward Exam, for Grade 10 students. Social Studies only.

  • Wisconsin Civics Exam. A graduation requirement. (NOTE: requirement waived in 2020-21)

  • MMSD Climate Survey. For all students to share their voices!

Calendar for High School Assessments:

High School Family Calendar

Assessment calendars for specific elementary grades can be found here.

Assessments for Some High School students:

You will find information regarding assessments that are for students in specific programs (DLI) or specific needs (ELL, etc.).

  • ACCESS for ELLs. English Language proficiency.

  • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. English Language proficiency for students with individual learning plans.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Used for potential college credit.

  • AAPPL language proficiency test. For advanced World Language students and those working to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy.

  • In 2020-21, DCYA. Youth risk survey. Grades 9 through 12.

  • DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps). Alternate state assessment for some students with IEPs.

  • WIDA Screener for potential EL students.