WSAS (WKCE & WAA-SwD) Data and Results

Results of statewide achievement tests known as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) may be viewed or downloaded from this site. The WKCE measures achievement in reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies using multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Students also provide a rough draft writing sample. The reading and mathematics tests are given annually to students in grades three through eight and ten while the language, science, social studies, and writting assessments are also given annually to students in grades four, eight, and ten. The WAA-SwD measures achievement in reading and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 10 and science in 4, 8, and 10. Language Arts/writing and social studies are assessed through a teacher rater form and reported with scores from the WAA-SwD.

Results are available in the formats described below:

  • WISEdash
    data portal that uses "dashboards," or visual collections of graphs and tables, to provide multi-year education data about Wisconsin schools.


  • Multi-Dimensional Analytic Tool (MDAT)
    The first secured reporting tool of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Longitudinal Data System (LDS) Project, MDAT allows authorized users to examine one-year change in WKCE scale scores. Users may evaluate WKCE data from their district or school by selecting from a wide variety of variables and filters to narrow results down to a specific group. Those results can then be compared to district and/or state results for the same group. Authorized users may also drill down to student level data and download summary and student-level results.


  • Online Reporting System (ORS)
    The ORS consists of a secure Private Site (accessible to DAC's with password) primarily designed to view non-public versions of WSAS assessment results. The data that comprises the Private Site is not suppressed to protect the identity of individual students as is public data. In addition, the system contains individual student data; consequently, Private district data contained in the Private Site is subject to the following statement: Privacy Notice These reports are NOT for public review. Distribution within your school/district must be in accordance with state and federal privacy laws, and local school board policy.


  • Wisconsin School District Performance Report (SDPR) -
    SDPR allows you to compare a district to other school districts in the same athletic conference with just one click. The contents of the School Performance Report are organized into two broad categories: Student Performance Indicators and Opportunity-to-Learn Indicators. The tables display WKCE/WAA results for only Grade 3 Reading, and Grades 4, 8, 10 all tested subjects – Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The complete results of statewide testing is displayed in the SPR report application above in tables disaggregated by subgroup as well as on WINNS in graphic format. Links to information about the SPR contents and data sources are found on page: http://spr.dpi.wi.gov.


  • WKCE/WAA-SwD Proficiency Data - Excel Tab Delimited Data Files
    State, district and school proficiency summary available for downloading. These are the most complete versions of the WSAS proficiency data available to the public. WSAS local proficiency data file/display options provided at the DPI Website were created using the data contained in these tab-delimited files. The tab-delimited files are included in one zipped self-extracting file for each year. Each self-extracting file is approximately 2 MB.


  • Additional WKCE Summaries
    Additional tab delimited data files are available that include summaries of scale score, standards performance, item analysis, and extended writing. The tab-delimited files are included in one zipped self-extracting file for each year.


  • Parental Choice Programs WKCE and WAA-SwD Results
    Summary reports of performance on the WKCE and WAA-SwD for Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP), and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) students.

Helpful Information:

  • Administrator's Interpretive Guide
    The Administrator's Interpretive Guide is designed to help school and district staff understand, explain, and use the results of the WSAS by providing a brief overview of the tests, the types of scores, and the reports included.


  • Excel User Tips

For additional information contact Phil Cranley at philip.cranley@dpi.wi.gov or phone (608) 266-9798.

 

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