What are Wisconsin Academic Standards?
Wisconsin Academic Standards specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom. They 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.
Why are Academic Standards Important?
We must ensure that all children have equal access to high quality education programs. Clear statements about what students must know and be able to do are essential in making sure our schools offer opportunities to get the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond the classroom.
What Informs the Implementation of Academic Standards?
Wisconsin’s Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning inform the design and implementation of all academic standards. All educational initiatives are guided and impacted by attitudes or principles for teaching and learning.
The Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning provide the touchstone for practices that affect the vision of every child a graduate prepared for college and career. When made transparent, these principles inform what happens in the classroom, the implementation and evaluation of programs, and remind us of our own beliefs and expectations for students.
Academic Standards Under Review
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has started a review of standards in Computer Science. Please visit the DPI Computer Science webpage for more information on the rationale, review process, and how to get involved in the work.
Wisconsin Academic Standards