Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/9/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action on 2018 ACT Aspire and WorKeys
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.38 - Balanced Assessment Systems
Attachments: ACT Aspire and WorkKeys Report 2018, ACT Aspire Demographic Data, ACT WorkKeys Demograpic Data
File Attachment:
ACT WorkKeys Demographic Data.pdf
ACT Aspire Demographic Data.pdf
ACT Aspire and WorkKeys Report 2018.pdf
Background: This presentation is aligned to the Board action in February 2018 to review district data regularly throughout the school year. This report will review students’ results on the ACT Aspire and ACT WorkKeys assessments given in spring 2018. ACT Aspire is a summative assessment that measures what students have learned in the areas of English, reading, math, science, and writing. This assessment meets the requirements of Wisconsin Statute 118.30 for the annual assessment of student performance in grades nine and ten. ACT Aspire scores predict how a student will perform on both the ACT and ACT WorkKeys when they reach 11th grade. Students in need of academic interventions or challenges can be identified earlier in their high school careers using this assessment.

The ACT WorkKeys assesses students in the areas of applied math, graphic literacy (formerly locating information), and workplace documents (formerly reading for information). WorkKeys is administered to 11th grade students the day after ACT is given to students in mid-February to early March. Students may earn National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC) that are recognized by businesses and industries nationwide. The National Career Readiness Certificate identifies students that are on a clear path to demonstrate their abilities to future employers.

Tables that include student performance by race/ethnicity, special education, English language proficiency, economic status, and gender are attached for each assessment.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melanie Stewart - Director
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Interim Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent