The Cedarburg comprehensive balanced assessment system includes classroom assessments, grade/course common assessments, statewide assessments and the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment. All are standards-based and each type of assessment provides information about the attainment of proficiency in both content knowledge and skills.

Quality assessment impacts students’ motivation for learning and improves instruction. The teaching & learning interaction is informed by both summative and formative assessment. 

Formative assessment is a planned process in which assessment-elicited evidence of students’ status is used by teachers to adjust their ongoing instructional procedures, or by students to adjust their current learning-tactics.   Recent research on learning supports assessment that is integrated into instruction and gives teachers timely information about how well students are responding to instruction. All Cedarburg educators are engaged in collaborative efforts with colleagues to develop quality common assessments that are directly linked to curricular learning targets and can be used formatively.

Summative assessments are found at the classroom, district and state level and can be graded and used for accountability. The information gathered from summative assessments is evaluative and is used to assess standards-based proficiency. Summative assessments include selected response items (multiple-choice, true/false, matching) and constructed response items (fill in the blank, brief/extended written response, and performance tasks).

New State Testing 2014-15

High School parent letter for information on new state testing can be found here.


Assessment Results Overview includes:
Student Achievement on Standardized Tests...Cedarburg students consistently perform at high levels on standardized tests.

  • NWEA - Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
    • The MAP computer-adaptive assessment has been implemented district-wide, in grades K-10, for the past three years. This assessment compliments state and classroom level assessments that are used to monitor progress in student learning, inform curriculum development and guide programming decisions.
  • Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) 
    • The Wisconsin State Assessment System is a comprehensive statewide accountability program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires all states to test all students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school (grade 10 under s.118.30 Wis Stats). These tests are referred to as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination - (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities - (WAA-SwD). Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used to determine the adequate yearly progress (AYP) of students at the school, district and state levels.
    • Additional information regarding interpreting your child's test results can be found on the links below:
  • ACT – College Readiness Measure
    • In 2013, Cedarburg students achieved an average ACT score of 24.8, far surpassing the national average of 21.1 and the state average of 22.1.


Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department


Todd Bugnacki - Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Phone: (262) 376.6112

Karen Egelhoff - C & I Administrative Assistant
Phone: (262) 376.6103


Last Updated: 2/3/15