• Information for 2019-20 Juniors! Upcoming PSAT Exam

     

    The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be proctored by Big Foot High School on October 16th at Grace Church.

     

    THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SEPTEMBER 17 @ 3 P.M. 

     

    Please see Mrs. Sheppard in W15 to sign up

     

    This exam is for 11th graders preparing to take the SAT's and/or students attempting to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. 

     

    The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT Test which serves as an initial screen of potential candidates. Upon receipt of scores, students will be notified, they are qualifiers in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

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Standardized Testing

  • [ACT] Multiple-Testers: WhatDo We Know About Them?

    BFHS administers standardized tests as required by the Wisconsin Student Assessment System. Standardized tests include:

    • ACT (Juniors)
    • ACT Aspire (Freshman and Sophomores)
    • Civics Exam (Graduation requirement)
    • Wisconsin Forward Exam (Sophomores)
    • Access (ELL Students from all grades)

    ACT

    • Statewide assessment required of all juniors
    • Used for the same purposes as any other ACT, namely college or technical college admission and scholarship acquisition
    • Sign-up is automatic and managed by the State and BFHS
    • Given on March 3rd, 2020
    • If a student desires to take additional ACT exams he or she must sign up on his or her own with ACT
      • For assistance with this please email Mrs. Sheppard at slsheppard@bigfoot.12.wi.us

    Aspire

    • Early high school [9th & 10th grade] summative test
    • Predicts student performance on the ACT
    • Administered completely online [except in rare special circumstances]
    • Sign-up is automatic and managed by the State and BFHS
    • Scheduled testing for students is April 15
      • Some students may be tested April 15-17

    Civics Exam

    • All students must pass the Civics exam with 70 or better 
    • Required for graduation
    • Completed through American Citizenship (Class of 2020 only) or US History 

    Wisconsin Forward Exam

    • Statewide assessment required of all sophomores
    • Designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards
    • Only tests Social Studies
    • Administered completely online [except in rare special circumstances]
    • Given during the course of a normal school day April 1 - April 3

    ACCESS

    • Statewide assessment required for all English Learners
    • Designed to assess English proficiency and progress
    • Given during the course of a normal school day December 2 - 6, 2019
    • Administered completely online [except in rare special circumstances]

    For more information on any of these assessments visit The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or Stacie Sheppard at slsheppard@bigfoot.k12.wi.us