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Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts

ELA Standards Review Process

Wisconsin's Standards for English Language Arts are scheduled for review and possible revision beginning summer 2019. Specific information about the standards review process can be found on DPI's webpage for standards.

The article linked here summarizes the process, provides information about how to be involved, and explains the status of standards for English language arts in other states.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a transparent and comprehensive process for reviewing and revising academic standards. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a public comment period from July 9 through August 30. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council will examine those comments on September 17th, and recommend whether to revise or develop those standards. The State Superintendent determines whether to move forward with a revision process or continue with the current standards. If revision or development is determined to be needed, a state writing committee is then formed to work on those standards for all grade levels. That draft is then made openly available for review to get feedback from the public, key stakeholders, educators, and the Legislature, with further review by the State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council. The State Superintendent then determines adoption of the standards.


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Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts provide clear expectations around student learning at each grade level.  

As an integrated discipline, English Language Arts provides opportunities to use specifics skills throughout all aspects of student learning.  This site aims to compile high-quality resources to demonstrate what ELA standards-based instruction can look like in the classroom.


Related Resources for the Wisconsin Standards for ELA