Standards Review Process Begins
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 month-long public comment period which began on January 28th, 2019. The State Superintendent’s Standards Review Council will examine those comments on April 3rd, 2019, 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 Standards Review Council. The State Superintendent then determines adoption of the standards.
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy
The knowledge and skills set forth in the personal financial literacy standards cross all grade levels and disciplines. A comprehensive, developmentally appropriate pre-kindergarten through grade 12 program can promote personal financial literacy throughout numerous curricular areas. Educators from all grade levels can use the financial literacy standards to align instruction and create curriculum and activities designed to instill within students a desire to be financially literate. The standards are intended to help schools develop programs that provide the knowledge and skills to establish sound financial habits.
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Planning Curriculum in Personal Financial Literacy
Developed to be used with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy, the Planning Curriculum in Personal Financial Literacy can help guide districts and educators in the planning of a program and lessons to promote financial literacy PK-12.
Introduction: Defining Financial Literacy
Chapter 1: Building an Effective Financial Literacy Program
Chapter 2: Planning Instruction in Financial Literacy--Units, Resources, and Activities
Chapter 3: Creating Assessments in Financial Literacy
Chapter 4: Designing Professional Development to Promote Understanding
Appendix A: Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy
Appendix B: Sample Activities That Connect to Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards
Appendix C: A Checklist of Ideas and Suggestions for Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community
Appendix D: Ideas for Moving Forward with Financial Literacy Education
Appendix E: Sample Activities for Each of the Content Standards
Appendix F: Sample Common Rubric/Portfolio Rubric
Appendix G: Individual Student Growth
Appendix H: Resources
Appendix H Updated: Resources
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