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Forward Exam Information
Dear Washington Families,

This year, all Green Bay students in grades 3, ­8, and10 will take part in Wisconsin’s state assessment, the Forward Exam. Students will take the Wisconsin Forward Exam March 26-May 4. This assessment will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the Wisconsin State Standards.

Along with local measures such as report cards, school­-wide 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.

Here are some quick facts about the Forward Exam at Washington:
-Grades 6/7/8 are assessed on English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics
-Grade 8 is also assessed on Science and Social Studies
-Students will take the Forward Exam online
-The Forward Exam includes:
     +multiple­ choice questions: the student selects the correct answers
       from answer options
     +short answer questions: the student provides a brief explanation in
       response to the question
     +writing: the student provides a response using basic writing skills to
       summarize, compare, and make inferences about ELA passages

Help your student get ready for the Forward Exam by:
-Getting a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast before taking a test -Getting to school on time
-Reminding your child to listen and read all directions and to tackle the
 test one question at a time
-Encouraging your child to answer all test questions
-Offering praise and encouragement

If you have any questions about the Forward Exam, please feel free to stop by the school office, or call at 920­-448-2095.
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