ELA During COVID
Visit the Literacy and Mathematics COVID-19 page for information about ELA learning during this time – including priority instructional content for ELA.
Standards Review Process
The Wisconsin's Standards for English Language Arts review and revision process went from summer 2019 to summer 2020, concluding with the State Superintendent's adoption of the revised standards.
The ELA process is summarized here and explains the status of standards for English language arts in other states.
Specific information about the DPI's transparent and comprehensive academic standards review process can be found on the standards page. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a public comment period in summer 2019. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council (SSASRC) examined those comments and recommended revising. The State Superintendent decided to move forward with the revision process. The draft revised standards were reviewed by the public, the SSASRC, and finally the State Superintendent.
Wisconsin's Vision for Student Success in English Language Arts
Wisconsin's Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning provide important guidance for approaching the discipline of English language arts.
Certain foundations of the discipline connect all standards across the four areas of reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language at a more conceptual level.
Wisconsin Writes provides a glimpse into the writing processes of Wisconsin writers. Each video story captures the recursive, complex, often messy writing process from some of the best writers in the state. Visit the following link to the Wisconsin Writes website to access the videos and additional social media.