Shell Lake Data Retreat Information
Shell Lake Curriculum Related Documents
Shell Lake Curriculum Alignment Documents
The State of Wisconsin adopted academic standards in the late 1990s which were developed and written by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (D.P.I.) for all subject areas. All school districts in the state were required to "adopt" and follow these standards as the state standardized test at grades 3,4,5,6,8 and 10 are based on the content / standards.
Recently the Department of Education at the Federal level adopted new Core State Standards in the area of math, science, social studies and English. Many states including Wisconsin have adopted the new Federal standards or are giving consideration to adoption. As a result, D.P.I. and the various Cesas around the state have set up a process to roll out the new standards over the next 5 years (2010-2015). The expectation for school districts is to have the implementation of the standards completed by the end of the five year period (2010-2015) . This is a large undertaking for local school districts. The change in standards also means a change for the state testing program as the state test must align with the standards. The development of a new test will also be completed over the 2010-2015 year range.
Copies of the new standards have been posted on the Common Core States Initiative website (http://www.corestandards.org/). The "old" core standards have been removed from the D.P.I. website as they move forward with the new standards; however other content area standards remain available (http://dpi.state.wi.us/standards/).
The following documents are products of the "old" standards. They will remain since content areas aside from Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies are also present. As new documents are created aligning curriculum to the New Core State Standards, they will be added.