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Frequently Asked Questions

WCCTS

Q: What does the acronym WCCTS mean?

Q: Does every lesson have a WCCTS standard along with a content standard?

 

General CTE

Q: If there is no Middle School CTE, where do these standards get taught?

Q: Do any CTE standards appear on standardized tests?

Q: If we currently don’t have a class to address standards, do we have to create a class?

Q: When will the NGSS be adopted?

Q: Which standards would you consider for Game Design and Computer Animation? I was having a hard time finding those in the book.

 

WCCTS

Q: What does the acronym WCCTS mean?

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.

 

Q: Does every lesson have a WCCTS standard along with a content standard?

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.

 

General CTE

Q: If there is no Middle School CTE, where do these standards get taught?

A: The standards will begin in HS and incorporate MS Standards.

 

Q: Do any CTE standards appear on standardized tests?

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.

 

Q: If we currently don’t have a class to address standards, do we have to

create a class?

A. Look at the matrix and determine what a quality program looks like.

 

Q: When will the NGSS be adopted?

A: The Next Generation Science Standards are not currently adopted by the Wisconsin

Department of Public Instruction and there is no timeline for adoption.

 

Q: Which standards would you consider for Game Design and Computer Animation? I was having a hard time finding those in the book.

A: A few standards areas to consider:

WCCTS: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration

WCCTS: Instructional Media Technologies

B&IT: Management

B&IT: Digital Graphics Communications

B&IT: Information Technology

B&IT: Programming

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.

 

For questions about this information, contact Sara Baird (608) 266-9609