Assessments and Testing
WI Forward Exam - All MMSD 6th, 7th, 8th grade students take the WI Forward Exam. The Exam is designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These standards outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be college and career ready.
ACT Aspire - All MMSD 9th and 10th grade students take the ACT Aspire assessment. The Aspire test is precursor to the ACT and can be used to predict how a student will perform on the ACT.
ACT - All MMSD 11th grade students take the ACT in second semester. Students can select up to four schools to send their ACT score to for free when filling in the pretest information. The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities, is the nation’s most taken college entrance exam, is based on correct answers only. Students may also test ACT on their own. Colleges consider a student’s highest score for admission. Income-eligible ACT takers receive college application fee waivers. See your school counselor for more information.
PSAT - 10th grade and some 11th grade students. The PSAT is the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program. See your school counselor for information on how to take the PSAT.
SAT - 11th and 12th grade students. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges. Students may take the SAT multiple times. Colleges consider a student’s highest score for admission. Income-eligible SAT takers receive college application fee waivers. See your school counselor for more information. Read Should You Take the ACT or SAT to learn more. Accuplacer - 12th grade students. Accuplacer is utilized at Technical and Community Colleges. Accuplacer testing is available at Madison College.