Standardized Testing

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

    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