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 Mr. Jeff Hicken, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the agriculture science equivalency credit process.
State Superintendent's letter to district administrators announcing the availability for agriculture teachers/departments applying for science equivalency graduation credit
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 establishing science equivalency credit for agriculture courses.
Letter from the UW-System Office stating that UW-System campuses will recognize certain Agriculture/Science courses for college admission requirements.
UW-System Agriculture/Science credit approval chart for each campus in Wisconsin. This chart is a supplemental resource that accompanies the UW-System letter.
This is a step-by-step process districts can use to help guide them through the process of applying for science equivalency credit.
This document outlines all Wisconsin schools that have approved Agriculture Science equivalency credit courses.
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
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: