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Agriculture Education Science Equivalency Resource

The Department of Public Instruction is committed to expanding opportunities for students to meet graduation requirements. In the Summer of 2007, Wisconsin released information about establishing local science equivalency credit to agriculture courses.

Please feel free to contact Sally Ladsten, Education Consultant, at if you have any questions about the agriculture science equivalency credit process.

Informational Resources:

State Superintendent's Ag-Science Equivalency Letter

State Superintendent's letter to district administrators announcing the availability for agriculture teachers/departments applying for science equivalency graduation credit

Ag-Science Task Force Report

The State Superintendent's Agriculture and Science Task Force Report which summarizes the work that led to establishing a science equivalency credit option for agriculture courses.

Wisconsin Act 114

Wisconsin Act 114 establishing science equivalency credit for agriculture courses.

UW System Approval Letter

Letter from the UW-System Office stating that UW-System campuses will recognize certain Agriculture/Science courses for college admission requirements.

UW System Ag/Sci Approval Chart

UW-System Agriculture/Science credit approval chart for each campus in Wisconsin. This chart is a supplemental resource that accompanies the UW-System letter.

Step by Step to Equivalent Credit

This is a step-by-step process districts can use to help guide them through the process of applying for science equivalency credit.

Approved Agriculture Science Equivalency Courses

This document outlines all Wisconsin schools that have approved Agriculture Science equivalency credit courses.

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Content Analysis

This report provides a content analysis and comparison of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Science and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Next Generation Science Standards: Appendix E- Progressions Within the Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards: Appendix F- Science and Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards

Sample Crosswalks and Matrices:

The following Crosswalks and Matrices/Syllabi are of Agriculture courses approved for Science Equivalency credit to be used as samples by districts when applying for science equivalency credit for their district's Agriculture courses:

AFNR Equivalency Crosswalk Sample #1

AFNR Equivalency Crosswalk Sample #2

AFNR Equivalency Sample- Biotechnology