Assessment Process

AssessmentProcessThe Delavan-Darien School District has based its curriculum on the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These standards are given by subject areas and grade levels and identify what your child will learn or achieve by a specific age. Academic standards specify what students should know and be able to do, what they might be asked to do to give evidence of standards, and how well they must perform. They include content, performance and proficiency standards.

Standards also serve as rigorous goals for teaching and learning. Setting high standards enables students, parents, educators, and citizens to know what students should have learned at a given point in time. The absence of standards has consequences similar to lack of goals in any pursuit. Without clear goals, students may be unmotivated and confused.

Most local school districts, including Delavan-Darien, adopted the state model since the state also created tests making schools accountable for students meeting them.

Under this system, the district monitors its students’ progress through a variety of tests and assessments.

Examples include the Wisconsin Forward Exam, ACCESS testing for English Language Learner students, the ACT college entrance exam series, and Advanced Placement testing.

Testing Calendar

The Wisconsin Department of Instruction assessment schedules are below: