"The Challenge of Civics Education" - Joint Editorial by State Superintendent Tony Evers and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
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Reading, writing, and other communication in science requires the use of unique vocabulary. Teachers need to understand how to make this vocabulary accessible to students and how to have them consistently use it in authentic contexts. Part of disciplinary literacy instruction in science is supporting students in being able to communicate like scientists, which means they need to use the language of science.
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Statewide Environmental Education Organizations
EEinWisconsin.org is a clearinghouse for events, resources, and organizations related to environmental education in Wisconsin.
In addition, Wisconsin has a four organizations whose sole purpose is to advance environmental education:
Dual language education programs are educational programs with the goal that students become bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate. There are four main types of dual language programs, differing mainly in the population of students:
EL Entry Overview
- All students are administered a Home Language Survey (HLS) at the time of enrollment (PI 13.06).
- Students indicated as potential ELs by the HLS are administered an English Language Proficiency (ELP) screener.
- Using the results of the ELP screener and other measures, the school determines if students are eligible to receive EL services.
Wisconsin has adopted the WIDA Consortium's English Language Development Standards for ELs in Kindergarten through Grade 12. These standards encompass five English language components and their accompanying Model Performance Indicators (MPIs). WIDA’s ELD Standards are the foundation of EL instruction in the state of Wisconsin.
ELs who have become proficient in English can be reclassified as Former ELs. Proficiency is determined based on ACCESS for ELLs test scores and other measures. In ISES, an ELP code of 6 means that a student has been reclassified as a Former English Learner, and they are no longer eligible for EL services.