The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is a comprehensive statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know. The WSAS includes
- the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) at grades 4, 8, and 10 in Science and Social Studies
- the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) at grades 4, 8, and10 in Science and Social Studies
- the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Smarter) in grades 3-8 n English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics
- Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) at grades 3-11 in ELA and Mathematics,
- ACT Aspire at grades 9 & 10
- the ACT Plus Writing at grade 11 for Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing.
- the ACT WorkKeys at grade 11
Merit’s language arts and math software programs correlate
to the Wisconsin Student Assessment System standards and can help
students prepare for Wisconsin state exams. The content and format
of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen
their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing
and math skills.
Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous,
scientifically based research -- to increase both student
reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit
research study findings reveal that education software is
an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.
Published: July 2015