FAQ & Updates

Math Classroom Activities Released.

posted Mar 11, 2015, 12:05 PM by Andy Hayes

The Math Classroom Activities for the math performance task have been released. I have posted a list of the classroom activities assigned to our district by grade level on the Badger Exam Resources Page. There is also a link to DPI where you can view the guidelines and download the classroom activities.

New Technology Resources Posted

posted Mar 6, 2015, 1:43 PM by Andy Hayes

I have uploaded new resources to the Badger Exam sites. 3 resources have been added to the teacher site. A readiness assessment to gauge your readiness and your student's readiness for the test,  technology  competencies checklist to assess your student's skills, and troubleshooting guide. They can be found on the Exam Resources Page. To the Student/parent site, I have add a resource which links various websites to practice similar Badger Exam Skills.  You can find it HERE. These resource are courtesy of Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Training Presentation Update

posted Mar 3, 2015, 6:37 AM by Andy Hayes   [ updated Mar 3, 2015, 6:38 AM ]

I have added all the CESA slide presentations Jeni Carey has given, to the website. You can find them on the FAQ page. Click on the CESA Updates link at the top of the page.

Print On Demand

posted Feb 26, 2015, 10:33 AM by Andy Hayes   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 11:24 AM ]

If you have a student with an IEP or 504 plan that requires print on demand as an accommodation, please notify your counselor so a request form can be completed and submitted to DPI.

Test FAQ

posted Feb 26, 2015, 9:37 AM by Andy Hayes   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 11:28 AM ]

  • Students must not take any notes, scratch papers or any information from their classroom activity to the performance task testing event. Doing so will be considered a test security violation.
  •  In the ELA Performance Task once a student moves to Part 2 , they will not be able to review or revise items in Part 1.
  • Required Additional Materials:
    • ELA - Headphones/earphones for all students; Scratch paper should be provided for note taking; physical keyboard 
    • Mathematics - Graph paper for all students in grades 6,7,8; scratch paper for all students in grades 308; physical keyboard

Badger Testing Information from Tony Evers

posted Feb 23, 2015, 11:30 AM by Andy Hayes

Attached is a recent Badger 3-8 Exam position statement provided by Tony Evers.

Answered questions about the Badger Exam

posted Feb 23, 2015, 11:13 AM by Andy Hayes   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 11:23 AM ]

From Greg Schaffer

I am passing along answers to some common question answered by Mike Leach form Cesa 1.

I have answered what I can in BOLD next to each question... to the BEST of my ability in "air quotes" :)


Would students be allowed to use graphic organizers (paper and pencil) to organize their thoughts prior to doing the writing for the ELA Performance Task, or the other questions?

  • Graphic organizers can be student created, not issued by a teacher. In other words, if they build the organizer themselves, they can use it.


Would there be the same restrictions as using graph paper or scrap paper - collect and securely destroy after the writing is finished, or would it not allowed at all? 

  • Collect all papers and destroy following the test.

Prior to our meeting yesterday, my understanding was that you could not leave a question unanswered. Is it really possible to leave a question unanswered but flagged for review? 

  • You can leave it unanswered and flagged for review, but before submitting final answers, test will indicate the missing response so that it can be answered.

 Will you be able to go on in the test with an unanswered/flagged question, or only until the end of that page? 

  • My understanding is that you can work through an entire test and have it flagged for later review. Not just until the end of the page. 

 If you pause the test, or leave it for more than 20 minutes, will you be able to go back to those unanswered/flagged questions? 

  • If you PAUSE the test (not time out of it accidentally) you can still work on the flagged questions. 

Will the test let you submit at the end without answering those questions? 

  • Test SHOULD not let you submit until all questions are answered. The practice exam allows you to end without answering though... keep that in mind as it is a practice test issue.

Do we know how many questions there will be in the CAT portion of the test? 

(What is it being called now, BTW, since it is no longer computer adaptive?)

  • It is called Fixed Form but referenced by all as CAT... I know, tricky... :) 

Did you find the answer to the question - since it is no longer computer adaptive, are all the assessments the same? 

  • Assessments will be varied as there are several iterations or versions so as to not allow for neighbor peaks. 

Are the questions in a different order for each student? Do they draw from a bank, so they may have different questions? 

  • The questions are drawn from a bank of GRADE LEVELED questions, not adjusted up or down based on responses.

First Post.

posted Feb 20, 2015, 11:52 AM by Andy Hayes   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 11:10 AM ]

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