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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2004
Public school students have completed this year's testing under the 2003-04 Wisconsin Student Assessment System "Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations" (WKCE). These examinations were administered at grades 4, 8, and 10 as required by s. 118.30, Wis. Stats. The test results will provide important information about what students know and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Test Results, State Standards, Evaluation Criteria
Landsverk, Ruth Anne – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), a major reform of the ESEA, was passed by Congress and signed into law on January 8, 2002. NCLB redefines the federal role in K-12 education and aims to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. NCLB is very complex and has many requirements with which…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2004
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…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement