Pierce County students mostly ahead of state peers on examsFor the most part, outlying Pierce County students beat their counterparts statewide when it comes to scores from the most recent round of state testing.
By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald
For the most part, area students beat their counterparts statewide when it comes to scores from the most recent round of state testing.
The results for 2011-12 from the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) testing, done last fall, were announced last month by the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Fourth, eighth and 10th graders are tested in five subjects, while third, fifth, sixth and seventh graders are tested in two subjects.
Based on their answers to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exams (WKCE), student competence was classified as either advanced, proficient, basic or minimal.
Read more in the print version of the Herald April 25.