West Salem Schools Excel in State Assessments
09/13/2019 11:12 am
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released the results of the Wisconsin Student Assessment Exams from the 2018-2019 school year, and the School District of West Salem improved their results significantly in almost all areas over the previous year. Students at West Salem Elementary School, West Salem Middle School, and West Salem High School exceeded the state averages for all four core subjects tested for in the exams, including English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The most notable improvement was an over 10% increase in math proficiency across all grades, jumping from 49.5% in 2017-2018 to 60.7% in 2018-2019. Students also improved their proficiency in English language arts and science, while scores dropped slightly in social studies. West Salem High School students taking the ACT averaged a score of 21.2, beating the state average of 19.6. To read the DPI press release, please click here. To see a more detailed version of the district's results, please click here to go to WISEdash, the DPI's data dashboard. Here you can select results by district, school, grade, subject and more.