Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning

The School District of Jefferson uses a comprehensive system of balanced assessment to inform decisions at the classroom, school and district levels.  Our assessment system includes formative checks for understanding (common assessments across grades or content areas), benchmark assessments such as Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), and summative assessments required by our state (PALS, BADGER/DLM, ACCESS for ELLs, ACT Aspire and ACT).   Each of these assessments provide information about our students' attainment of proficiency and is reviewed, analyzed and interpreted for meaning to improve instruction that meets the student's needs.

For specific assessment information, utilize the links below:

District Assessment Calendar

2016-17 Assessment Calendar by School

State Required:

PALS: Grades 4K and K

ACCESS for English Language Learners

ACT High School Assessments

Forward Exam: Grades 3-8 and 10

Dynamic Learning Map: Grades 3-8 and 10

Locally Determined:

MAP for Primary Grades (MPG): Grades 1-2

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): Grades 2-8








Parent Guides to Assessment

Parent Information About Assessment in Wisconsin
Parent Guide to New Assessments in Wisconsin
Parent Toolkit A Guide to NWEA (MAP) Assessments
Understanding Your ACT Aspire Results
  • Jefferson School District
  • 206 South Taft Ave. Jefferson, WI 53549
  • Phone: 920 675-1000 · Fax: 920 675-1020