Teaching & Learning Department
Pewaukee School District Assessment for and of Learning
In order to effectively communicate the learning, growth and achievement of our students in a constructive and timely manner, we believe that assessment practices utilized throughout the district must be accurate, meaningful, consistent & supportive of learning. The Pewaukee School District uses a comprehensive Pewaukee District Assessment Program to obtain a balanced profile of student achievement. Our program consists of a three-tiered system including standardized testing, district selected assessments, and classroom assessments, all of which are monitored on an ongoing basis.
The District’s standardized testing program includes the State-mandated assessment system which will again include a new set of tests in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies in grades 3-8 and 10 (social studies), along with the administration of the Pre-ACT (grades 9-10), and ACT (grade 11). Our students consistently perform among the best in Wisconsin on these assessments.
Pewaukee District Benchmark Assessment
Our schools utilize a variety of standardized assessments as formative progress checks throughout the year. This includes STAR Math (grades 5K-8), STAR Reading (grades 2-8), and STAR Early Literacy (grades 4K-1), the Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) Reading Assessment (grades 4K-5), and Pre-ACT (grade 8-10).
Classroom assessments are used both formatively for learning and summatively of learning. Summative assessments are administered at the end of a period of learning for the purpose of reporting achievement and progress to students and parents. These assessments are tightly aligned with the Board approved priority standards.
It is our goal to help each student reach his or her academic potential. Providing a unified curriculum, instructional program, and assessment system helps us to achieve this goal. By implementing this comprehensive assessment program, we monitor the academic progress of all students – and we are better prepared to respond when students are in need of assistance.
The purpose of grades in the Pewaukee School District is to communicate the learning, growth, and achievement of individual students in relation to important academic standards and readiness for college and career. The District Grading Guidelines outlines our grading practices. In order to effectively communicate the learning, growth and achievement of our students in a constructive and timely manner, we believe that grading practices utilized throughout the district must be accurate, meaningful, consistent & supportive of learning.