Monday, December 11th

The Black River Falls School District was recently notified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that, based on state testing, their special education students were lagging behind the average Wisconsin test scores for special education students.

DPI used state testing results from the Wisconsin Forward Exam taken by third through eighth grade students and sophomores and the ACT test taken by juniors to find this gap based on a 3-year rolling average (school years 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016).

DPI found this issue by comparing the test score gap between the special education students and regular education students in Black River Falls to the state average test score gap between special education students and regular education students in Wisconsin.