AV-W Assessment Snapshot
AV-W uses the Scholastic Reading Inventory as a reading universal screener for grades 2 - 8. The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a reading comprehension test that assesses students’ reading skills. AVW administers the SRI four times during the year, each test coming after a full six weeks of Musky Time. The SRI is an adaptive test that adjusts to students’ responses. Once students start the test, the difficulty levels of questions change according to students’ performance. The SRI assessment measures a student’s ability to understand both sentence complexity (syntax) and word difficulty (semantics). These two factors add together to make a Lexile score. Lexile scores measure individual reading abilities and guides instruction for appropriate book selection.
AV-W uses the Scholastic Math Inventory as our math universal screener for grades 2 - 8. The Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) has a bank of over 5,000 test items across five strands of mathematics as defined by the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The five strands are: number and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, and data analysis and probability. The SMI test has three parts: the Math Fact Screener, the Practice Test, and the SMI Scored Test. Upon completing the test, students receive their Quantile score. Student Quantiles can be analyzed to monitor student growth, guide instruction and target individual student needs. AVW administers the SMI four times during the year, each test coming after a full six weeks of Musky Time.
AV-W Overall Academic Proficiency
AV-W State Assessment Data (Overall)
Year AVW State
2010-2011 40.10% 35.70%
2011-2012 34.90% 36.00%
2012-2013 37.50% 36.40%
2013-2014 42.20% 36.70%
2014-2015 60.10% 51.20%
Schools may use state test data showing that the school is outperforming their state in total overall proficiency for the entire tested population in the school and for low-income students.
The state data used to compile these percentages come from both the WKCE and WI Badger Exam.
WKCE: The Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) was customized to measure the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (WMAS) and was developed and designed by the Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin educators in conjunction with CTB/McGraw-Hill. This standardized test was composed of some items specifically designed for Wisconsin and some commercially developed questions used in schools across the country.
Badger Exam: The Badger Exam 3-8 was Wisconsin's Smarter Balanced Assessment. In 2010, Wisconsin elected to join the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of the two national consortia that were formed to help establish a series of “next generation assessments” to measure students’ career and college readiness.