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Frequently Asked Questions

WCCTS

Q: What does the acronym WCCTS mean?

Q: Are we responsible for CTE, WCCTS, and CCSS?

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: When is DPI cross-walking all standards to CCSS?

Q: Do any CTE standards appear on standardized tests?

Q: Will CCSS partner with CTE too?

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: Are we responsible for CTE, WCCTS, and CCSS?

A: Yes, in short. The point of entrance around incorporating all types of standards is

performance tasks. Using the sentence frame, performance tasks can and should be

constructed to incorporate other standards in addition to the CTE content standards.

 

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: When is DPI cross-walking all standards to CCSS?

A: The implementation of the CCSS (ELA and Math) is based upon individual

teacher/department performance tasks that take into account CTE standards, the standards for Mathematical Practice, and Anchor Standards in Literacy In All Subjects. Sample Performance tasks can be found in each of the six CTE Standards books in Section V.

 

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: Will CCSS partner with CTE too?

A: The Education Consultants at the Department of Public of Instruction who work in

other content areas know about the CTE Standards, have been engaged in

conversations throughout the development and writing of the standards, and have

been part of the launch of the standards. They are all supportive of the CTE

Standards and use them when giving Disciplinary Literacy presentations. The

standards for mathematical practice have a direct tie to the CTE Standards as well.

 

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