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Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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

Merit Software's programs address the specific areas covered on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) tests.

Visit our Curriculum Correlations for Wisconsin.