Academic Standards

  • Academic Standards

    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. In addition, the School Board and the District’s administrative team believe that identifying and implementing a set of District-wide academic standards in various content areas is highly beneficial to staff, students, and parents.

     

    What are the academic standards that will be in effect this school year?

    State law requires the District to provide the parents and guardians of all enrolled students with notice of the academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history that have been adopted by the School Board and that will be in effect during each school year. Accordingly, the District academic standards that will be in effect in these specific content areas for this school year are listed below. Electronic links to the detailed version of the applicable standards are provided when available. 

     


    Content Area/Subject


    The District’s 2023-24 Student Academic Standards


    English Language Arts

    (includes reading and writing)


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts, based on the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.


    Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Essential Elements in English Language Arts alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  


    Wisconsin Essential Elements for English Language Arts


    Mathematics


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics, based on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.


      These District standards include:


    Standards for Mathematical Content

    Standards for Mathematical Practice


    Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Essential Elements for Mathematics alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  


    Wisconsin Essential Elements for Mathematics


    Science


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Standards for Science, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 


    A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at this internet addresses:


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Common Core Essential Elements in Science alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  


    Wisconsin Essential Elements and Alternate Descriptors for Science


    Social Studies

    (includes geography and history)


    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies The five strands of the WMAS for social studies encompass history, geography, behavioral science, economics, and political science.  


    Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies



    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Essential Elements in Social Studies alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.  


    Wisconsin Essential Elements for Social Studies

     

    All Other Content Areas

    The District has adopted the Wisconsin Academic Standards for all other content areas. 


    A complete copy of these standards can be located and reviewed at this internet address:

    https://dpi.wi.gov/standards

     

    Who can I contact for more information on Columbus School District’s academic standards?If you have any questions about this notice or would like to review a copy of the standards in an alternative format, please contact: Becky Schmidt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Columbus School District at (920) 623-5950.

    This notice is issued pursuant to section 120.12(13) of the state statutes.