Disciplinary Literacy and Wisconsin Students
In Wisconsin, disciplinary literacy is defined as the confluence of content knowledge, experiences, and skills merged with the ability to read, write, listen, speak, think critically, and perform in a way that is meaningful within the context of a given field.
Standards Review Process
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 24, 2022. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council will examine those comments in March, 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.
Resources to Support the Disciplines
These interactive resources were created for educators to provide the space to spark discussion, share, and network about disciplinary literacy in their subjects matter.