Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards: Raising the Bar for All Students
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.
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No. 9003, 1998, 32 pp., $15
Model standards in agricultural education are industry-based. They provide targets for all students about agriculture and standards in agriculture for students with a special interest who are taking agriculture classes. Standards include strands in technology/information, global agriculture, leadership, ecology/environment, agriscience/production, and business management and marketing. The standards are cross-referenced to standards in science, social studies, math, and English language arts.
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. 7311, 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. 9004, 1998, 38 pp., $15
Business activities are an integral part of everyone's daily routine. Business education's mission is to teach students about business and to prepare students for business occupations. Education for business focuses on aspects of business that affect every member of society while preparation for business occupations focuses on the preparation of individuals to own or operate their own business or be a worker in a business career. These standards, found in grades four, eight, and twelve are "education for business" while the standards for "Business Students" are designed for students preparing for a career in business.
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards in Business Education Activities Guide
English Language Arts. No. 2070, 2012, 179 pp., $30
Mathematics. No. 2045, 2012, 218 pp., $36
Literacy in All Content Areas. No. 2039, 2012, 115 pps., $30
|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.||More information and order form|
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. 8033, 1997, 32 pp., $15
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Family and Consumer Education are designed to support the family's role in our society. The standards provide a framework for setting program and classroom goals and evaluating the quality of student performance. Examples of student work illustrate how sample tasks can be developed using the standards.
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. 20210, 2012, 20 pp., $18
|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.||More information and order form|
No. 9002, 1998, 44 pp., $15
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. 9005, 1998, 36 pp., $15
The dynamic and ever-changing field of marketing is reflected in these content and performance standards created by a diverse group educators with active involvement from business people, parents, and school administrators. The result is a futuristic view of marketing practices and related fields students need to effectively participate in a global economy. Included are: marketing functions and applications, global marketing, marketing technology, critical thinking, life-long development, organizational leadership, entrepreneurship and free enterprise. The standards are cross referenced to the social studies, math, science and English language arts standards.
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.
2010, 91 pp.
|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.||More information and order form|
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. 9006, 1998, 30 pp., $15
In an increasingly technological world, it is important that all citizens have an in-depth understanding of what technology is and its place in our world. This understanding must go beyond the simple use of existing technologies. Students must be able to adapt to new and changing technologies throughout their lives. The model academic standards for technology education will ensure all Wisconsin students develop the technological literacy needed to be responsible and productive citizens in the 21st century.
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.