Due to Snow Days this school year, the following student contact day has been added to this year's calendar------ School will be in session on the following day----- Friday June 2 is now a student contact day - Thanks for your attention to this change!

Mauston Standards

July 2016    

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

One of the core strategies for success outlined in the Mauston 2020 Vision is Quality Instruction and Achievement for All. Throughout the grade levels students engage in a sequence of learning experiences built on learning standards in core academic, specials and elective areas. 

State law requires that the Board of Education for the School District of Mauston specifically adopt the standards for our District each school year. Mauston utilizes the state adopted Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Standards in other academic areas come from state and national organizations as well as locally established standards for example, keyboarding. The learning experiences in our classrooms are based on academic standards previously adopted by the State of Wisconsin. 

 


 

English Language Arts - The State of Wisconsin adopted the Common Core State Standards in June of 2010. The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) articulate rigorous grade-level expectations in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening to prepare all students to be college and career ready. Wisconsin has also adopted the ACT for its high school assessment, which is based on the College and Career Readiness Standards for students in grades 9-12. Instruction in the School District of Mauston during the 2016-17 school year will be based on continued use of the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts K-12 and ACT’s College and Career Readiness Standards.

Mathematics - The State of Wisconsin adopted the Common Core State Standards in June of 2010. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics articulate rigorous grade-level expectations in mathematics to prepare all students to be college and career ready. Wisconsin has also adopted the ACT for its high school assessment, which is based on the College and Career Readiness Standards in grades 9-12.  Instruction in the School District of Mauston during the 2016-17 school year will be based on continued use of the Common Core State Standards in the Mathematics and ACT’s College and Career Readiness Standards.

Science - The State of Wisconsin uses the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Science Instruction to guide instruction in the subject of Science.  Content and performance standards are identified for grades 4, 8, & 10. In addition, the K-12 Science Vertical team recommended that we adopt the Next Generation Science standards (NCSS), written for grades K-12 and the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards for grades 9-12 so that students in Mauston are taught with rigorous standards that today’s colleges and workplaces demand.

Instruction in the School District of Mauston during the 2016-17 school year will be based on continued use of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Science, the Next Generation Science Standards and ACT’s College and Career Readiness Standards.

Geography - The State of Wisconsin has continued to use the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies Instruction to guide instruction in the subject of Geography.  Content and performance standards are identified for grades 4, 8, & 10.  Instruction in the School District of Mauston during the 2016-17 school year will be based on continued use of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies Instruction for Geography.

History - The State of Wisconsin has continued to use the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies Instruction to guide instruction in the subject of history.  These standards are broken down into content and performance standards.  Historical Eras and themes are woven throughout the learning experiences from grades K-12.  Instruction in the School District of Mauston during the 2016-17 school year will be based on continued use of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies Instruction for history.

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