OMS Assessment Notice

Dear Parents

As many of you may already know, our current state assessment the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) is being replaced with the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This new assessment will be one of the indicators on the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) school Report Card monitoring student growth and achievement. To prepare for this we have volunteered to pilot the SBA at the 6th and 7th grade levels. Our seventh graders will be testing March 19th-21st in English/Language Arts. The sixth graders will be testing the same week in Mathematics. More information can be gleaned from the following websites.

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/Pilot_Test/resources.html

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter-balanced-assessments/

In addition, an Alert Now message will be sent as a reminder to all parents of students in the pilot test.

Have a great weekend,
Steve