Assessment and the Common Core Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have established priorities that are meant to guide the development of local curricula to help teachers center their instruction around a smaller number of conceptually larger ideas and transferable processes. The CCSS focus on College and Career readiness could not be clearer: the long term goal of schooling is to develop learners with the capacity to apply their learning to novel situations without prompting or handholding by teachers.
WASCD Action Alert
To assist you in providing accurate information to your local communities on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has developed a Wisconsin CCSS Administrator Communication Toolkit. WASCD has also developed suggested communications to your legislator.Read More
Action Alert - Your Immediate Attention Needed
Senator Leah Vukmir (R-5th District) has introduced legislation (Bill SB619) to establish legislative-appointed boards to write new academic standards for WI within a year. An article on the legislation can be found here. Watch a video on the legislation from State Superintendent Tony Evers.
Contact your legislator today and register your clear disagreement with the bill.Read More
2014 Fall Conference - Leading Transformational Change
Call for Proposals
We are interested in proposals related to best practices and innovationsin teaching and learning. This year, we are especially interested in “nuts and bolts” examples of how you are leading and implementing transformational change in your region/district/school. Proposals must be submitted by April 4, 2014.Read More
Wisconsin ASCD’s primary focus for professional development is improving educator effectiveness in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment with the ultimate goal of producing college and career ready students.
By offering a balance of curriculum, instruction, and assessment professional development opportunities that focus on adaptive change, WASCD will help districts create a curriculum and assessment system that is conceptually different from the past and leads to the type of change necessary as we move forward in the 21st Century.
School or district teams will learn to use the Common Core to rethink and build curriculum and performance assessments that will increase student achievement by creating tasks that are relevant, interesting, meaningful and useful.
Join us for any or all of this 5-part series Featuring Jay McTighe
July 23⁄24 2013 — Process and Product Team Work: Framing Curriculum with the Common Core Standards
November 20, 2013 — The Assessment System: Teaching for Transfer of Autonomous Performance
April 9, 2014 — Mapping the Curriculum: Planning and Sequencing Leaning Progressions
July 22/23, 2014 — Process and Product Team Work: Unit Planning
Wisconsin ASCD, in partnership with Wisconsin DPI’s Common Core Implementation Team and the CESA Statewide Network (CSN), formed the WI Teaching and Learning Collabratory. These programs are designed to help you with quality implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Learn More