Due to Snow Days this school year, the following student contact day has been added to this year's calendar------ School will be in session on the following day----- Friday June 2 is now a student contact day - Thanks for your attention to this change!

Forward Exam


The spring of 2017 marks the second year that students in Wisconsin students will take the Forward Exam. Students take tests in  English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 3 through 8, science in grades 4 and 8, and social studies in 4, 8, and 10.


For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Instruction's website: 



Student Tutorials

Sample items and tutorials are available so that students become familiar with the testing environment prior to the actual test. Please click on the graphic to enter the practice testing environment.  When you click on the Yellow Words  you will go to a series of training videos that teachers will use with students before taking the assessment.

When you click on the Online Tools Training will be able to enter into a practice test.  There you will see samples of test questions in each of the subject areas for each of the grade levels.  When entering a practice test, you will need to enter the username and password that is on the screen.

Please note: The online training tool will only work in the Chrome browser.

New practice items are available for the Text Dependent Analysis portion of the exam.  

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Sampler - Grades 3 & 4

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Sampler - Grades 5 & 6

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Sampler - Grades 7 & 8

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