Educational Accountability and Student Assessment

The Wisconsin Office of Educational Accountability (OEA) and the Office of Student Assessment (OSA) are responsible for meeting the assessment and accountability requirements of state and federal law by setting high standards for student achievement, measuring academic progress, publicly reporting each school’s performance annually, and taking action when schools are not making adequate progress.


Wisconsin has a new accountability system, approved by the US Department of Education, and is transitioning to new standards and assessment systems that are aligned to college and career readiness. Each year schools in Wisconsin will receive a report card that serves as their state accountability report. These changes are part of an ambitious education reform package—Agenda 2017, the State Superintendent’s five year strategic plan—that sets higher expectations for students, educators, and schools with a clear focus on all graduates being college and career ready.

Accountability Assessment Resources
About Wisconsin Accountability About Wisconsin Assessments Calendar of Important Dates
(Includes Test Window Dates)
District and School Report Cards Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) Contact Us
Annual Measurable Objectives Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) Information for Parents
Accountability for English Language Learners (ELL) Assessments for ELLs Publications and Resources
Historical Accountability Information National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Wisconsin Career Assessment
Blue Ribbon Schools WKCE / WAA-SwD Data and Results Academic Growth
Alternate Accountability PALS Literacy Screener Balanced Assessment System and Using Data
  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium