10/04/2018- The results are in for Wisconsin’s Forward exam and there’s good news for local students. The Forward assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts and Mathematics. 2017/2018 scores show the percentage of students testing proficient in Math rose at Marinette’s Merryman, Garfield, and Park Elementary Schools, with Park students jumping most notably from 9.6% proficiency in 2016/2017 to 27.7% proficiency in the last assessment. ELA proficiency also increased at both Garfield and Park, though a slight decline was seen at Merryman Elementary. Statewide ELA proficiency on the Forward exam fell from 35.6% in 2016/2017 to 34.7% last year. Math scores increased with proficiency averages climbing to 35.4% in 2017/2018 from the even 35% recorded in 2016/2017.