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What are academic standards?

Standards specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom. Wisconsin has academic standards for separate content areas.

Why are standards important?

Standards serve as goals for teaching and learning. Setting high standards enables students, parents, educators, and citizens to know what students should have learned at a given point in time. Clear statements about what students must know and be able to do are essential to ensure that our schools offer opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

What standards are in effect this school year?

State law requires the District to provide the parents and guardians of all enrolled students with notice of the academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history that have been adopted by the School Board and that will be in effect during each school year. Accordingly, the District academic standards that will be in effect in these specific content areas for this school year are listed with electronic links to the detailed version of the standards.

English Language Arts Standards

The District has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, as formerly adapted to Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at:  https://dpi.wi.gov/standards.

Mathematics Standards

The District has adopted the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Math. A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at:  https://dpi.wi.gov/standards.

Science Standards

The District has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at: www.nextgenscience.org

Social Studies

The District has adopted the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies. A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at: https://dpi.wi.gov/standards

Other Content Areas

All subject areas have academic standards that guide curriculum and lesson development. Wisconsin Model Academic Standards comprise the basis for all course content, except in English Language Arts and Mathematics where CCSS are in place as well as in Science. The full list of Wisconsin Model Academic Standards can be viewed at: https://dpi.wi.gov/standards