Test Results Hold Steady in Wisconsin

Student test results held steady in Wisconsin last year, with some gains in
mathematics – but little progress in narrowing the achievement gap. The state
Department of Public Instruction released the results on Tuesday. The results
show the average ACT score for 11th graders was 19.7 – which is down
from 20 the previous year. 

Students in grades three through eight who take the
Forward Exam are showing steady progress in math, with 41.1 percent proficient
or advanced. That’s up from 40.3 percent two years ago. English language arts
results showed 40.6 percent were proficient or advanced and 42.5 percent in
science had the highest rankings. The science score dipped slightly while the
English score was down 2.1 percent. 

The results include both public school
students and students using vouchers to attend private schools.