ERIC Number: ED483747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
A Parent's Guide to Standards and Assessment: An Overview for Parents of Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards and the Wisconsin Student Assessment System.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The long-term goal of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is for all students to show mastery of skills and knowledge in the subject areas tested. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards describe the skills children should have and the things they should know by the end of grades 4, 8, and 12. Each subject is divided into content standards that tell what students should know and be able to do. Subjects are further divided into performance standards that tell how students will show they meet the content standards. Finally, proficiency standards that tell how well students have learned the content have been developed for the five subjects covered in statewide tests. Classroom curricula prepare students to meet the standards. This report to parents explains and details Wisconsin's standards, testing, and assessment, and suggests ways for parents to support and advocate for their child in the testing and assessment process.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.