WKCE

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Overview of WKCE

The Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) is customized to measure the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (WMAS) and is developed and designed by the Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin educators in conjunction with CTB/McGraw-Hill. This standardized test is composed of some items specifically designed for Wisconsin and some commercially developed questions used in schools across the country. Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 take tests in Science, and Social Studies. WKCE is administered to all students enrolled in grades 4, 8, and 10 in Wisconsin public schools during the fall of each school year.

Purpose of the WKCE

The WKCE provides information about student attainment of subject-area proficiency to students, parents, and teachers, and information to support curriculum and instructional planning. The WKCE is designed to meet the requirements of NCLB accountability goals and Wisconsin Statutes.

Grade Advancement

Beginning September 1, 2002, WKCE scores are used as one of several criteria for advancing students from fourth to fifth grade and from eighth to ninth grade. The other criteria are academic performance, teacher recommendations based on academic performance, and any other academic criteria specified by the local school board.

 


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What's New

 

WKCE Pre-Test Workshop is now available online for viewing at your convenience. The workshop is available on the OSA website at http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/assessment/WKCE/trainings


 

For Braille or Large Print versions of the WKCE District 
Assessment Coordinators need to contact the CTB helpdesk.


 

Fall 2014-15 Testing Window

The Fall 2014-15 Testing window has been shortened to two weeks.  This is due to testing only three grades (4, 8, and 10) and two content areas (Science and Social Studies).  Districts must plan to adjust WKCE test schedules accordingly.

Quick Contacts

 

CTB/McGrawHill Helpdesk

WisconsinResHelpdesk@ctb.com

800-282-2203

 


 

DPI Contacts:

 

Viji Somasundaram

Assessment Program Coordinator

visalakshi.somasundaram@dpi.wi.gov

608-267-7268

 

Jennifer Teasdale

Education Program Specialist

jennifer.teasdale@dpi.wi.gov

608-266-5193

 

Kristen Burton

Special Populations

kristen.burton@dpi.wi.gov

608-267-3164

 

Audrey Lesondak

Assessment for ELLs

audrey.lesondak@dpi.wi.gov

608-267-5153

 

Phil Cranley

Data and Student Demographics

philip.cranley@dpi.wi.gov

608-266-9798

 

Duane Dorn

Test Security

duane.dorn@dpi.wi.gov

608-267-1069

 

 

 

 

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov