Notice of Academic Standards
NOTICE OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Pursuant to sections 118.30 (1g) (a) and 120.12 (13)(b) of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the School District of Bloomer will use the following academic standards as approved by the Board of Education. This adoption shall be annual or as required by law.
What are academic standards?
Academic standards are basic expectations identifying what students should know and be able to do within a given content area or subject. Standards serve as goals and milestones for instruction and learning. Standards also assist parents understand basic expectations of achievement for student learning across academic areas.
The District follows a curriculum review cycle. The curriculum review teams examine exisiting standards from the state of Wisconsin as well as National standards prior to approval. The District reviews standards and develops local expectations for student learning. It is important to remember that standards are not curriculum. Curriculum remains flexible, while standards are the benchmarks to obtain. Standards attempt to identify and focus on the most essential aspects of learning, while teaching the standards and developing lessons are left to the instructors at the various grade levels. The District Academic standards do not mandate the use of specific standardized tests.
Why does the District have academic standards?
State law requires all school districts, charter schools, and certain private schools to adopt academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography and history.
Standards in Effect
Wisconsin Academic Standards
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Art & Design Education
- Business and Information Technology
- Early Learning Standards
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Health Education
- Information and Technology Literacy
- Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship
- Music Education
- Personal Financial Literacy
- Physical Education
- School Counseling
- Social Studies
- World Languages
The District has also adopted other standards for curriculum based upon rigor:
National Science Standards http://www.nextgenscience.org/
Common Core Mathematics http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
Common Core Literacy Standards http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/
Who can I contact for more information about the District's academic standards?
If you have questions about this notice please contact Mary Randall at the School District of Bloomer.
Standards may be modified as curriculum comes forward for Board of Education approval.
NOTICIA de Los Estádares Académicos de la Asociación de Escuelas del Bloomer
Los Estádares Académicos de la Asociación de Escuelas de Bloomer son los siguientes:
- Artes y Letras del Idioma Inglés y Matemáticas utilizan los Estándares Esenciales Comunes (Common Core Standards)
- El resto de las asignaturas utilizan los Estándares del Modelo Académico de Wisconsin junto con los Estándares de Lectura y Escritura del Area de Contenido de Estándares Esenciales Comunes.
- Educación Preescolar utiliza los Estándares del Modelos de Wisconsin para Educación Preescolar