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)

    BFHS also administers the following optional standardized tests:

    • ACT District Fall Testing
    • PSAT/NSMQT (Sophomores and Juniors)
    • AP Test

     

    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 9th, 2021
    • 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
    • Optional District testing for ALL students is available in early October of each year and provides students with another opportunity for a reportable score. 

     

    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 12, 2021
      • Some students may be tested April 12-15, 2021

     

    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 6 - April 9, 2021

     

    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 1 - 4, 2020
    • Administered completely online [except in rare special circumstances]

     

    Advanced Placement 

    • World Wide optional assessment 
    • Designed  to measure how well you've mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course
    • Scores of 3 or higher on an AP course, may result in credits at the post-secondary level 
    • Given during the course of a normal school day May 3 - May 14, 2021
    • Administered completely online [except in rare special circumstances]

     

    PSAT/NMSQT

    • Optional national test for sophomores and juniors
    • Designed to determine how college and career ready students are
    • Given during the course of a normal school day on October 14, 2020
    • Students who score in the 98-99% percentile are eligible to compete the National Merit Scholarship

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