A: Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards. These standards are the “core” of all
CTE Standards in Wisconsin. There are six of them and they are aligned to the National CCTC standards (12). Additional information about the WCCTS can be found online at https://dpi.wi.gov/cte/resources/common-career.
A Not necessarily. The standards are not curriculum. They are meant to be the core
of the content taught in Career and Technical Education. Therefore, there is not a
one-to-one match in terms of curriculum being taught.
A: The standards will begin in HS and incorporate MS Standards.
A: Students will be taking the Smarter Balanced (dpi.wi.gov/assessment/smarter)
test through 8th grade and there will be connections to the CCSS Anchor Standards
in History, Science, and Technical subjects. Students will be taking ACT
(oea.dpi.wi.gov/assessment/WKCE) tests in 9, 10, and 11 grades. The
emphasis on those exams are college and career readiness.
A. Look at the matrix and determine what a quality program looks like.
A: The Next Generation Science Standards are not currently adopted by the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction and there is no timeline for adoption.
A: A few standards areas to consider:
WCCTS: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration
WCCTS: Instructional Media Technologies
B&IT: Digital Graphics Communications
B&IT: Information Technology
I would recommend using the Excel file to search keyword and phrases that may relate to your local curriculum as a way to locate standards, learning priorities, and performance indicators that may be associated with your classroom performance task activities. The excel file will help you to locate standards as you become more familiar with the revised academic connections. The standards listed above were referenced using a search for the keyword: “design”. Electronic versions of the standards are available online at https://dpi.wi.gov/bit/standards.