FAQ & Updates
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attached is a recent Badger 3-8 Exam position statement provided by Tony Evers.
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?
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?
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?
Will you be able to go on in the test with an unanswered/flagged question, or only until the end of that 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?
Will the test let you submit at the end without answering those questions?
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?)
Did you find the answer to the question - since it is no longer computer adaptive, are all the assessments the same?
Are the questions in a different order for each student? Do they draw from a bank, so they may have different questions?
Updates and answers to question will be posted on this page.