The School District of Cambridge uses a comprehensive system of balanced assessment to inform decisions at the classroom, school and district levels. Our assessment system includes formative checks for understanding (common assessments across grades or content areas), benchmark assessments such as Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) and Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI), and summative assessments required by our state (PALS, WI Forward/DLM, ACCESS for ELLs, ACT Aspire and ACT). Each of these assessments provide information about our students' attainment of proficiency and is reviewed, analyzed and interpreted for meaning to improve instruction that meets the student's needs.

For specific assessment information, please follow the links provided below.

State Assessments


ACCESS for English Language Learners

ACT Aspire (Grades 9 & 10)

ACT+Writing/Work Keys (Grade 11)

WI Forward Exam (Grades 3-8, 10)

Dynamic Learning Maps (3-8, 10)

Local Assessments

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System

STAR 360 (Reading, Math and Early Literacy)

ACT Aspire Interim Assessments


Writing Prompts