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Galileo Comes to West Bend


By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff

Next week brings a time of great stress for students: exam week. And this year, exams are going to look very different. Continue reading

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Families Exercise Right to Opt Out

Local parents explain their decision to pull their children from testing

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff

Reflecting a national trend of parents opting students out of standardized testing, some West Bend parents followed suit during the recent Badger and Aspire tests given in the West Bend School District. Continue reading

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Greymont Explains What WBHS Hopes to “Gain” from Standardized Tests

Office Beat Logo - ConleyFor many students, high school seems like continuous standardized testing.  But students have actually been assessed this way since elementary school.

“High school, for the first time, is really experiencing what elementary school has been doing for the past 20 years,” said Bill Greymont, WBHS principal.

The next set of Gains tests will be taken the week of April 6-10. Different subjects will be tested each day. Sophomores will take the Aspire test April 28-29; freshmen will take it April 30 and May 1.

Greymont addressed why students are taking multiple standardized tests each year in an early March interview with The Current. He explained the purpose of these tests so students can understand why they need to be taken, from the administration’s perspective. Continue reading

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