Wisconsin Academic Standards specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom. They serve as goals for teaching and learning.
Setting high standards enables students, parents, educators, and citizens to know what students should have learned at a given point in time.
In Wisconsin, all state standards serve as a model. Locally elected school boards adopt academic standards in each subject area to best serve their local community.
The Common Core State Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life.