Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards: Raising the Bar for All Students
|Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Art and Design
Business and Information Technology
English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards)
Family and Consumer Sciences
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards set high goals and expectations for all students. Written by Wisconsin educators, parents, and other community representatives, they specify what we believe all students should know and be able to do by the end of grades 4, 8, and 12. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards reflect the collective values of our citizens and are intended to prepare our young people for opportunities that exist in Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
Purchase a CD-ROM containing 18 standards in Microsoft Word 6.0 format for both PC and Macintosh for only $39.95. (The standard one-third discount for Wisconsin residents does not apply to this product.) This CD-ROM does not include the new 2013 standards.
No. 13082, 2013, 180 pp., $30
The Wisconsin Standards for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources took direction from many resources including, but not limited to: Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements; National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster Content Standards; and the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Agriculture (1998). This publication is broken into eight AFNR Core Standards: Agriculture Business; Biotechnology; Food Production and Processing; Plant Systems; Animal Systems; Environmental Service Systems; Natural Resources; and Power, Structural and Technical Systems.
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Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards in Agricultural Education Activities Guide
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards in Agricultural Education Middle School Activities Guide
(Replaces Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Visual Arts)
No. 0183, 2000, 30 pp., $15
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Art and Design include the fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture; the design arts such as architecture, graphic design, product design, urban planning, and media arts; art and society areas such as mass media, popular culture, folk arts, and crafts; as well as visual literacy applications like maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, models, and scientific graphics.
No. 13083, 2013, 198 pp., $30
|The Wisconsin Standards for Business and Information Technology are broken into two areas: Business Core Standards and Information Technology Core Standards. Each of these areas is interdependent on the other. These standards include: Accounting and Finance; Business Calculations; Business Communications; Business Law and Ethics; Economics; Digital and Graphic Communication; Information Technology Foundations; Networking; and Programming.||More information and order form|
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards in Business Education Activities Guide
English Language Arts. No. 2070, 2012, 179 pp., $45
Mathematics. No. 2045, 2012, 218 pp., $54
Literacy in All Content Areas. No. 2039, 2012, 115 pps., $45
It is essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards that teachers know and understand them. These publications provide guidance on the relationship between the Common Core State Standards and Wisconsin's vision of Every Child a Graduate, of supporting all students through Response to Intervention systems, as well as the concept--a distinguishing feature of the Common Core State Standards--that all teachers are responsible for helping students to learn the reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening skills necessary for understanding and demonstrating learning in each content area.
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No. 7307, 1997, 18 pp., $15
Dance is as basic as the human instinct to move and presents another means of conceptualizing and communicating what cannot be expressed in words. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Dance and their inclusion in the general curriculum are vital in achieving basic education for students.
English Language Arts
No. 9001, 1998, 38 pp., $15
Wisconsin's historical commitment to environmental education is well-known. Legislation requiring instruction in the conservation of natural resources at both the elementary and secondary level, and requiring science and social studies teachers to have "adequate preparation" in the conservation of natural resources was passed during the 1930s. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Environmental Education expand upon the state's already significant efforts. Because environmental education is interdisciplinary, previous efforts to define discipline-centered standards have not fully captured its essence. The environmental education standard is an umbrella document that describes the integration of the disciplinary standards to create curricula that will produce environmentally literate citizens.
No. 13084, 2013, 190 pp., $30
|The K-12 framework addresses 16 content standards which allow learners to critically analyze through a lens of applied reasoning in five contexts. The reasoning for action comprehensive standard assists learners to use the reasoning processes, individually and collectively, to take responsible action in families, workplaces, and communities. The Wisconsin Family and Consumer Sciences standards add alignment with FCCLA programs, Career Clusters and Pathways, and 21st century skills.||More information and order form
No. 8032, 1997, 40 pp., $15
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Foreign Languages is based on an instructional program for all students beginning in kindergarten and continuing through 12th grade. The standards are applicable to all languages and are adaptable to various program configurations. Examples of student work in six languages illustrate how sample tasks can be designed from the standards.
No. 2012, 2011, 112 pp., $27
Imagine a Wisconsin in which all students are fit, healthy, and ready to learn; where all students have the essential skills to live a healthy and productive life. Imagine that young people successfully apply the skills they learn in health education to real-life, challenging situations throughout their teen and adult years. The Wisconsin Standards for Health Education provides a framework for aligning health education curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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No. 13085, 2013, 160 pp., $30
|The learning priorities and performance indicators contained within the Wisconsin Standards for Health Science consists of knowledge and skills specific to related jobs and careers. These are, of course, critical as students develop and pursue their career goals. The educators and stakeholders writing the Wisconsin Standards for Health Science took direction from many state and national resources to compile these complete and concise standards.||More information and order form
Information and technology literacy is necessary for successful participation in a democratic society. Today's world is witnessing an unprecedented explosion of information and knowledge and technology is providing increased access to previously restricted or unknown information. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy identify and define the knowledge and skills essential for all Wisconsin students to access, evaluate, and use information and technology for a lifetime. These standards connect and interrelate technology competencies and information processing skills needed for lifelong learning. The framework demonstrates a progression of competencies from the physical access skills for the use of media and technology, to the intellectual access skills of information use, and finally to the skills necessary to be effective in learning independently and within groups.
Literacy in All Content Areas
No. 13086, 2013, 190 pp., $30
|The Wisconsin Standards for Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship took direction from many resources including, but not limited to: 2008 National Curriculum Standards for Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing; Career Clusters Knowledge and Skill Statements; National Career Development Guidelines; National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education; and the National Council for Economic Education Standards. The standards are broken into three areas: Marketing Foundations, Marketing Core, and Management.||More information and order form
No. 7309, 1997, 22 pp., $15
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Music represent a vision of what students should know and be able to do in music. In view of the current and continuing research on the effects of music education on cognition, implementation of these standards can greatly benefit developing minds.
No. 9001, 2001, 26 pp., free
Teaching nutrition not only helps students prepare for a productive and physically, socially, and mentally healthy adulthood--students also develop higher level thinking skills, by applying knowledge and critically viewing multiple aspects of food, health and society.
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Nutrition are available electronically in pdf format.
No. 6158, 2006, 42 pp., $15
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.
No. 0077, 2010, 91 pp., $24
Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student, as research shows. Quality physical education not only benefits academic learning, it also helps students understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The Wisconsin Standards for Physical Education includes sections designed to help departments and teachers design high quality physical education curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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No. 8161, 1998, 25 pp., $15
The study of science allows students to experience the richness and excitement of the natural world. As adults, students will face complex questions requiring scientific thinking, reasoning and the ability to make informed decisions. Scientific knowledge will prepare students for the future and help them acquire the skills needed to hold meaningful and productive jobs. The model academic standards for science are one important step in reaching the goal of science literacy for all students.
No. 8162, 1998, 25 pp., $15
The social studies standards draw on the major social sciences to help students become responsible citizens in a diverse, democratic society in a mutually dependent world. These standards provide a way to review and evaluate local curriculums and help parents and community members to understand how social studies learning contributes to the educational goals of society. They develop a commitment to democratic values and provide the knowledge base to make informed decisions on local, state, and national issues.
No. 13087, 2013, 174 pp., $30
|The Wisconsin Standards for Technology and Engineering has ten distinct areas. Included in the ten areas is a content area titled Broad-based, which is foundational. Each standard area is unique and set-up in an easy to use manner for all classroom teachers. Standard areas include: Architecture and Construction; Biotechnology; Communications and Information Technology; Electronics; Engineering; Environmental Technologies; Manufacturing; Power and Energy; and Transportation.||More information and order form
No. 7308, 1997, 10 pp., $15
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Theatre show how this interdisciplinary subject engages students in higher-level thinking skills, stimulates their problem solving abilities, teaches cooperative learning, and requires effective communication. Theatre's unique contribution to curriculum allows success for almost everyone because it demands a variety of abilities.