The Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities was originally developed is the alternate to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) at 3-8th, and 10th grades. The remaining WAA-SwD is a rating scale for the content area of Social Studies for grades 4, 8, and 10. These are based on the Wisconsin Model Content Standards. More information about the alternate assessment and these rating scales can be found at: http://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/waa/resources.
- Office of Student Assessment Information and Materials for WAA-SwD Administration
Wisconsin adopted the Wisconsin Academic Standards for English language arts and mathematics in June, 2010. As a result of this adoption, Wisconsin has been required to develop new alternate achievement standards that align with the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These alternate achievement standards are called the Wisconsin Essential Elements (EE) and were developed by Wisconsin educators in coloration with educators from 12 other states through the Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium (DLM). For more information on the Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium visit http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/. Additional information on the EEs can be found at http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_assmt-ccee.