DOC

WI Education Standards (20 Standards) - Wisconsin Education Standards

By Jon Tucker,2014-05-07 09:42
15 views 0
WI Education Standards (20 Standards) - Wisconsin Education Standards

    Wisconsin Education Standards

    (20 Standards)

Introduction

    The 20 education standards one-half of them enacted in 1973 and the other half in 1985 fulfill a state constitutional requirement. Article X of the Wisconsin Constitution

    requires that the legislature create school districts “as nearly uniform as possible.” The

    20 standards focus on children, assuring that youth in Wisconsin have opportunities for

    quality education. By establishing minimum expectations for every district’s education

    program, the standards signal the clear intent of the state that opportunities and

    services will be provided to all children, regardless of where they reside.

    Districts are expected to meet the requirements of each standard as well as the

    provisions of the administrative code that further define each standard. Under state

    statute 118.38(1)(a), districts may seek a waiver for meeting a specific standard or,

    under PI 8.01(3), apply for alternative compliance in meeting certain standards.

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/statutes.html for the full text of the Wisconsin Statutes.

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/stat0121.pdf for the 20 education standards.

    (Usually thought of as school program standards.)

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/pi/pi008.pdf for Wisconsin Administrative Code -

    Chapter 8 standards that further define the standards.

THE STANDARDS: Wisconsin statute 121.02(1)(a) through (t)

    Standard (a) Licensure

     Ensure that every teacher, supervisor, administrator, and professional staff member

    holds a certificate, license, or permit to teach issued by the department before

    entering on duties for such position.

     *Each school district board shall certify annually that every teacher, supervisor,

    administrator, and other professional staff member has been issued a valid

    certificate, license, or permit by the Department of Public Instruction for the

    position for which he/she is employed before entering on duties for such position

    and that a copy of the valid certificate, license, or permit is on file in the district.

    See also http://www.dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/index.html for more licensing information.

*Administrative Code provisions 1 5/7/2010

    Standard (b) Staff Development

     Annually, establish with school board employees a professional staff development

    plan designed to meet the needs of individuals or curriculum in each school.

     *The plan shall be developed with the cooperative efforts of licensed support staff,

    instructional staff, and administrative staff.

    See also http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/watsnew.html for PI 34 Professional Development

    Plan (PDP).

    Standard (c) Remedial Reading

     Provide remedial reading services for a pupil in grades kindergarten to four if any of

    the following occurs:

    1. The pupil fails to meet the reading objectives specified in the reading curriculum

    plan developed by the school board under par. (k).

    2. The pupil fails to score above the state minimum performance standard on the

    reading test under par. (r) and:

    a. A teacher in the school district and the pupil’s parent or guardian agree that

    the pupil’s test performance accurately reflects the pupil’s reading ability; or

    b. A teacher in the school district determines, based on other objective evidence

    of the pupil’s reading comprehension, that the pupil’s test performance

    accurately reflects the pupil’s reading ability.

    1) *In this paragraph “state minimum performance standard” means the state

    minimum performance standard on the test administered under

    s.121.02(1)(r), Stats.

    2) Each school district shall identify, diagnose, serve, and monitor each pupil

    in reading in grades kindergarten through fourth if either of the following

    apply:

    a) The pupil fails to meet district grade level objectives in reading as

    identified in curriculum plans developed under s.121.02(1)(k), Stats.

    b) The pupil fails to score above the state minimum performance

    standard, and a teacher in the school district and the pupil’s parent or

    guardian agree that the pupil’s test performance accurately reflects the

    pupil’s reading ability; or a teacher in the school district determines,

    based on other objective evidence of the pupil’s reading

    comprehension, that the pupil’s test performance accurately reflects

    the pupil’s reading ability.

    *Administrative Code provisions 2 5/7/2010

    3) Identification and diagnosis of reading deficiencies shall be directed or

    performed by the district reading specialist required under s.118.015,

    Stats., or by licensed personnel who have earned at least six semester

    credits in courses dealing with the measurement of reading skills and

    achievement or the diagnosis of reading difficulties. Children with

    identified and diagnosed reading deficiencies shall receive instruction and

    services directed toward the removal of the deficiencies. The instruction

    and services shall be coordinated with all other reading instruction.

    Monitoring of pupil progress shall occur on a regular basis and include

    parental involvement.

    4) If fewer than 80% of the pupils score above the state minimum

    performance standard, either in the district or in any individual school in

    the district, the district shall develop a written plan which includes the

    following:

    a) A description of how the district will provide remedial reading services.

    b) A description of how the district intends to evaluate the effectiveness of

    efforts to remove reading deficiencies.

    c) An assessment of the school district or individual school’s reading

    program.

    5) The department shall provide, upon request, technical assistance to

    districts required to develop a plan to provide remedial reading services. For statutory language regarding the reading specialist, see Reading Specialist

    118.015 under http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0118.pdf.

    For more about reading education, see http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/reading.html.

    Standard (d) Kindergarten

     Operate a five-year-old kindergarten program, except in union high school districts.

     *Each school district shall operate a kindergarten program in which all five-year-

    old children of the district may be enrolled. The teachers shall be licensed by the

    department to teach kindergarten. Physical facilities, equipment, and materials

    shall be provided for a program which includes opportunities for learning basic

    concepts and skills in language arts, fine arts, social studies, science,

    mathematics, health, and physical education.

    *Administrative Code provisions 3 5/7/2010

    Standard (e) Guidance and Counseling Services

     Provide guidance and counseling services.

     *Each school district board shall provide a program of guidance and counseling

    services for all pupils which meets all of the following requirements:

    1. The school district shall maintain a school board approved plan for the

    provision of a program of guidance and counseling services.

    2. The program shall be developmentally based and available to every pupil in

    every grade of the school district.

    3. The program shall be:

    a. Systematically planned by licensed school counselors in collaboration with

    other licensed pupil services staff, teachers, parents, and community

    health and human service professionals.

    b. Provided by licensed school counselors in collaboration with other

    licensed pupil services staff, teachers, parents, and community health and

    human service professionals.

    4. The program shall provide developmentally appropriate educational,

    vocational, career, personal, and social information to assist pupils in problem

    solving and in making decisions.

    5. The program shall include pupil appraisal, post-secondary planning, referral,

    research, and pupil follow-up activities.

    For more information about comprehensive counseling programs, see

    http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sspw/counsl1.html.

    Standard (f) Days and Hours of Instruction 1. Schedule at least 180 school days annually, less any days during which the state

    superintendent determines that school is not held or educational standards are

    not maintained as the result of a strike by school district employees.

    2. Annually, schedule at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction in kindergarten, at

    least 1,050 hours of direct pupil instruction grades 1 to 6 and at least 1,137 hours

    of direct pupil instruction in grades 7 through 12. Scheduled hours under this

    subdivision includes recess and time for pupils to transfer between classes but

    do not include the lunch period. A school board operating a 4-year-old

    kindergarten program may use up to 87.5 hours of the scheduled hours for

    outreach activities.

    *Administrative Code provisions 4 5/7/2010

    *Each school district board shall schedule at least 180 school days annually. A

    maximum of 5 days may be counted to meet this requirement if they are used for

    parent conferences or if school is closed by the school district administrator

    because of inclement weather. School days are further defined in s.115.01(10).

    The 180 days requirement may be reduced for any days during which the state

    superintendent determines that school is not held or educational standards are

    not maintained as the result of a strike by school district employees.

    Each school district board shall annually schedule and hold at least 437 hours of

    direct pupil instruction in kindergarten, at least 1050 hours of direct pupil

    instruction in grades 1 through 6, and at least 1137 hours of direct pupil

    instruction in grades 7 through 12. The school hours are computed as the period

    from the start to the close of each pupil’s daily instructional schedule. Scheduled

    hours under this subdivision include recess and time for pupils to transfer

    between classes but do not include the lunch period. No more than 30 minutes

    per day may be counted for recess. In computing the minimum number of

    instructional hours under this subdivision, days and parts of days on which parent

    and teacher conferences are held, staff development or in-service programs are

    held, schools are closed for inclement weather, or when classes are not held

    may not be counted.

    For information about reporting hours of instruction on the required DPI Annual

    Report, see https://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/safr/cal_help_terms.asp

    For more calendar information, see http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/dayslaw.html.

    For waiver information see http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/waiver.html.

    Standard (g) Emergency Nursing Services

     Provide for emergency nursing services.

     *Each school district board shall provide emergency nursing services under a

    written policy adopted and implemented by the school district board which meets

    all of the following requirements:

    1. The emergency nursing policies shall be developed by a professional nurse

    or nurses registered in Wisconsin in cooperation with other school district

    personnel and representatives from community health agencies and services

    as may be designated by the board.

    2. Policies for emergency nursing services shall include protocols for dealing

    with pupil accidental injury, illness, and administration of medication at all

    school-sponsored activities including but not limited to curricular, co-curricular,

    and extra-curricular activities and a method to record each incident of service

    provided.

    *Administrative Code provisions 5 5/7/2010

    3. Arrangements shall be made with a licensed physician to serve as medical

    advisor for the emergency nursing service.

    4. The emergency nursing services shall be available during the regular school

    day and during all school-sponsored activities of pupils.

    5. Pupil emergency information cards, equipment, supplies, and space for the

    emergency nursing services shall be appropriate and readily accessible.

    6. A review and evaluation by the school board shall be made of the emergency

    nursing services program at least annually.

    For more information about school nursing programs, see

    http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sspw/schlnurse.html.

    Standard (h) Library Media Services

     Provide adequate instructional materials, texts, and library services which reflect the

    cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of American society.

    *Each school district board shall:

    1. Have on file a written, long-range plan for library services development which

    has been formulated by teachers, library, and audiovisual personnel and

    administrators, and approved by the school district board.

    2. Designate a licensed library media person to direct and coordinate the

    district’s library media program.

    3. Provide library facilities within the school building and make available to all

    pupils a current, balanced collection of books, basic reference materials, texts,

    periodicals, and audiovisual materials which depicts in an accurate and

    unbiased way the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of American society.

    4. Provide library media services as follows: to pupils in grades kindergarten

    through 6, library media services which are performed by or under the

    direction of licensed library and audiovisual personnel; and to pupils in grades

    7 through 12, library media services are performed by licensed library and

    audiovisual personnel.

    *Administrative Code provisions 6 5/7/2010

    Standard (i) Safe and Healthful Facilities

     Provide safe and healthful facilities. The facilities shall comply with ss.254.11 to

    254.178 and any rules promulgated under those sections.

     *A long-range plan shall be developed, adopted, and recorded by the school

    board which defines the patterns and schedule for maintaining the district

    operated facilities at the level of the standards established for safe and healthful

    facilities. The school board shall comply with all regulations, state codes, and

    orders of the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and the

    Department of Health and Family Services and all applicable local safety and

    health codes and regulations. The facilities shall be inspected at least annually

    for potential or demonstrated hazards to safety and health, and hazardous

    conditions shall be corrected, compensating devices installed, or special

    arrangements made to provide for safe and healthful facilities. Maintenance

    procedures and custodial services shall be conducted in such a manner that the

    safety and health of persons using the facilities are protected. Responsibility for

    coordinating all activities related to the safety and health considerations of the

    facilities for the entire district shall be assigned to one individual.

    For more information about school building safety and inspection, see School

    Facilities Resources Directory http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sms/doc/facilres.doc.

    Standard (j) Health, Physical Education, Art, and Music

     Ensure that instruction in elementary and high schools in health, physical education,

    art, and music, is provided by qualified teachers.

     *The school district board shall provide instruction in health, physical education,

    art, and music as follows:

    1. Health instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written

    comprehensive health education curriculum which includes the curricular

    areas defined in (http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0115.pdf) ss.

    115.35 and (http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0118.pdf) 118.01(2) of

    the Wisconsin Statutes. A professional staff member shall be designated as

    coordinator of health education. Health education in grades kindergarten

    through 6 shall be under the direction of a licensed health teacher. In grades

    7 through 12, health education shall be conducted by or under the direction of

    a licensed health teacher and shall include one structured course in health

    taught by a licensed health teacher.

    2. Physical education instruction shall be provided in accordance with a

    developmental, sequential, comprehensive physical education curriculum and

    program of instruction for all pupils. Instruction in grades kindergarten

    through 6 shall be provided at least three times weekly, except that days on

    which special activities are conducted may be exempt; and shall be

    *Administrative Code provisions 7 5/7/2010

    conducted by or under the direction of a licensed physical education teacher.

    Pupils in grade 6 may be scheduled in accordance with the criteria for

    scheduling grades 7 through 12, if the pupils are attending a school that

    includes any of those grades. All pupils in grades 7 through 12 shall

    participate in the instructional program of physical education taught by a

    licensed physical education teacher, except that in senior high schools one

    year or the equivalent may be optional to pupils.

    Note: Physical education credit may not be granted for participation in an extra-

    curricular sport such as football, basketball, golf, or gymnastics or for cheerleading or out of school dance classes regardless of the licensure of the coach/instructor.

    See also http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/physed.html.

    3. Art instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive

    art curriculum which is based on concepts developed through sensory

    awareness, aesthetic discrimination and skill development in the creation of

    art, and the knowledge of human art heritage. Art instruction shall be

    provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be

    performed by or under the direction of a licensed art teacher. Art instruction

    shall be available to all pupils in grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a

    licensed art teacher.

    For more information about art instruction, see http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/art-

    design.html. 4. Music instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written

    comprehensive music curriculum including developmental experiences

    involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative

    expression, and music reading. Music instruction shall be provided for all

    pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under

    the direction of a licensed music teacher. Music instruction including general

    music, vocal music, and instrumental music shall be available to all pupils in

    grades 7 through 12 and shall be taught by a licensed music teacher. Also see: http://www.dpi.wi.gov/cal/musiced.html.

    thNote: When grade 6 is situated in a middle level configuration, the 6 grade

    music requirement may be satisfied through any one of the offerings included in

    the middle level music curriculum.

    *Administrative Code provisions 8 5/7/2010

    Standard (k) Curriculum

    Maintain a written, sequential curriculum plan . . . in the following areas: reading,

    language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, computer literacy,

    environmental education, vocational education, physical education, art, and music.

    The plan shall specify objectives, course content, and resources, and shall include a

    program evaluation method.

    *Curriculum Plan

    1. In this paragraph:

    a. “Computer literacy” means the ability to use computer programs to assist

    learning, handling information and problem solving, and the ability to make

    informed judgments concerning social and ethical issues involving

    computers and information systems.

    b. “School district curriculum plan” means the composite of the sequential

    curriculum plans.

    c. “Sequential curriculum plan” means an organized set of learning

    experiences that build upon previously acquired knowledge and skills.

    2. Each school district shall develop, adopt, and implement a written school

    district curriculum plan which includes the following:

    a. A kindergarten through grade 12 sequential curriculum plan in each of the

    following subject areas: reading, language arts, mathematics, social

    studies, science, health, computer literacy, environmental education,

    physical education, art, and music.

    b. A grade 7 through 12 sequential curriculum plan in vocational education.

    3. Each sequential curriculum plan shall specify objectives, course sequence,

    course content, resources, an objective process of determining whether

    pupils attain the specific objectives, and an allocation of instructional time by

    week, semester, and school term. The school district board shall establish in

    the school district curriculum plan the allocation of instructional time, by week,

    semester, and school term, among all subject areas.

    4. Each sequential curriculum plan shall include a program evaluation method

    which provides that components of the sequential curriculum plan shall be

    monitored continuously. The overall program evaluation method shall be

    reviewed at least once every five years and revised as appropriate to ensure

    that pupils meet the curriculum objectives.

    5. The school district curriculum plan shall be consistent with the approved

    education for employment program under ch. PI 26.

    *Administrative Code provisions 9 5/7/2010

    6. . . . The computer literacy and environmental education curriculum plans

    shall be developed as follows:

    a. Computer literacy objectives and activities shall be integrated into the

    kindergarten through grade 12 sequential curriculum plan.

    b. Environmental education objectives and activities shall be integrated into

    the kindergarten through grade 12 sequential curriculum plans, with the

    greatest emphasis in art, health, science, and social studies education.

    Standard (L) Instruction

     In the elementary grades, provide regular instruction in reading, language arts,

    social studies, mathematics, science, health, physical education, art, and music.

     In grades 5 to 8, provide regular instruction in reading, language arts, social studies,

    mathematics, science, health, physical education, art, and music. The school board

    shall also provide pupils with an introduction to career exploration and planning.

     In grades 9 to 12, provide access to an educational program that enables pupils

    each year to study English, social studies, mathematics, science, vocational

    education, foreign language, physical education, art, and music. In this subdivision,

    “access” means an opportunity to study through school district course offerings,

    independent study, cooperative educational service agencies, or cooperative

    arrangements between school boards and post-secondary institutions.

     Beginning September 1, 1991, as part of the social studies curriculum, include

    instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized

    American Indian tribes and bands located in this state at least twice in the

    elementary grades and at least once in the high school grades.

     Provide regular instruction in foreign language in grades 7 and 8 beginning in the

    1996-97 school year.

     *Each school district board shall provide instruction as follows:

    1. In grades kindergarten through 4, regular instruction shall be provided in

    reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, physical

    education, art, and music. In this subdivision, “regular instruction” means

    instruction each week for the entire school term in sufficient frequency and

    length to achieve the objectives and allocation of instructional time identified

    in the curriculum plans developed and adopted under par. (k).

    2. In grades kindergarten through 8, include instruction in the social studies

    curriculum in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally

    recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in this state in at least *Administrative Code provisions 10 5/7/2010

Report this document

For any questions or suggestions please email
cust-service@docsford.com