Curriculum Planning Guides:
DPI has developed a series of curriculum guides. These planning guides are available from our publication sales unit. All guides link Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards, assessments, and classroom practices. For information, availability, and purchase price of the guides contact: Publication Sales. Publication Sales also has Planning a Connected Curriculum and Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards available as published books.
In June 2010, State Superintendent Evers was the first to formally adopt the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, including the Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects for Wisconsin. Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core State Standards in this effort to bring academic consistency across the states. Efforts are currently underway at the DPI, local school districts, CESAs, professional organizations, and colleges and universities to move forward with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in schools across Wisconsin.
As of June 18, 2012, the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, and Mathematics, along with the companion Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects, are available in printed form through the state DPI Publication Sales Department.
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Education
- Business and Information Technology Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Health Science Education
- Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship Education
- Technology and Engineering Education
Wisconsin Standards for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Guide: Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs include planned courses of high-quality academic content and technical competencies and skills which focus on programs of study and prepare students for successful college and career readiness.
The aim of this guide is to improve CTE for students and for communities. To assist Wisconsin educators and stakeholders in understanding and implementing the Wisconsin Standards for Career and Technical Education, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has developed standards in the areas of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Business and Information Technology; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship; and Technology and Engineering. These materials are intended to provide direction in the development of course offerings and curriculum in school districts across Wisconsin.
Equivalency credit is an option created by legislature and written into state statute (§ 118.33, Wis. Stats., and Chapter PI 18, Wis. Admin. Code) to expand opportunities for students to meet graduation requirements.
Chapter PI 18.02, Wis. Admin. Code, defines "equivalent graduation policy" as "a board policy which meets the credit requirements specified (§ 118.33, Wis. Stats.) for each subject area, but which permits selected equivalent courses as long as such courses contain the time allotment and substantially the same objectives to develop the knowledge, concepts, and skills of the course for which an equivalency is proposed."
In conformity with the equivalency statute, this is an option for career and technical education courses that prove to have sufficient academic content. These approved career and technical education courses have proven to contain the academic content and are taught in a technical and applied setting.
- Agriculture Science Equivalency - resources for applying for agriculture science equivalency credit
- Technology and Engineering Science Equivalency - resources for applying for technology and engineering science equivalency credit
- Family and Consumer Sciences Science Equivalency - resources for applying for family and consumer sciences, including food science, science equivalency credit
- Technology and Engineering Mathematics Equivalency - resources for applying for technology and engineering mathematics equivalency credit
- Business and Information Technology Equivalency Options - resources for applying for English language arts and social studies