Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards have been developed by the Wisconsin state departments of Public Instruction, Children and Families, and Health Services. They reflect shared values and commitments of the citizens of Wisconsin to prepare young children for success in school. They are based upon research conducted into all aspects of children's early learning and development, from birth to the start of first grade. They encompass guiding principles, developmental expectations, and performance and program standards for delivery of high-quality education and care to young children.
Wisconsin Academic Standards
Wisconsin Academic Standards specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom. They serve as goals for teaching and learning.
Setting high standards enables students, parents, educators, and citizens to know what students should have learned at a given point in time.
In Wisconsin, all state standards serve as a model. Locally elected school boards adopt academic standards in each subject area to best serve their local community.