In 1998, the state approved a set of academic standards for all students in Wisconsin public schools. These were signed by Governor Thompson and formally approved by local school boards throughout Wisconsin, including Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District's Board of Education.
The standards set a minimum level of achievement which we can expect for all students. Our challenge at the local district is to help ensure our students meet or exceed these standards.
Our teachers at each grade level in each subject area have identified specific skills, knowledge, and understanding our students should have by the end of each year.
High School Programming Guide
In each booklet, you will find for each subject area at this grade level several key pieces of information, including:
- Content Standards for each subject area as determined by the state. These content standards are the same at each grade level since they provide the main focus for the K-12 curriculum.
- Essential Understandings, which indicate what students really need to understand and why they need to understand it; they capture what's most important for students to learn and understand in order to help the students make connections and develop insight.
- Objectives, which are the specific things students need to know or be able to do by the end of the grade or course; these objectives help students develop the essential understandings.