ACT Press Release (PDF)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robert Way, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment/Pupil Services                            
715-356-5252 ext. 3481,

 

WSAS results issued

 

Lakeland Union High School released local results for Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)
exams taken during the 2014-15 school year that showed similar results as students statewide.

At 11th grade, 164 students took the ACT.  The ACT is the same college admissions exam taken by students nationwide.
Overall results show 50.6 percent of LUHS students achieved at the proficient or advanced performance levels in English
language arts compared to 45.7 percent statewide. In mathematics, 32.7 percent were proficient or advanced compared to
35.9 percent of juniors statewide.

“These overall WSAS results are a starting point for future improvement,” said Robert Way, Director of Curriculum,
Instruction and Assessment /Pupil Services
. “Students who need extra support in English language arts and mathematics
are assigned to learning labs where teachers provide interventions and supports.  Also, 9th and 10th grade students are
assigned to double English language arts and mathematics classes to accelerate their learning.”

The ACT assessment replaces the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. Because the 2014-15 assessments
were taken in spring rather than fall and are based on different standards, comparisons to results from prior years are not advised.