Academics

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Standards

Following are the academic standards adopted by the school board:

Curricular Area Academic Standards References/Notes
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Wisconsin Common Career and Technical Education https://dpi.wi.gov/cte/resources/common-career
Computer Science Wisconsin Academic Standards for Computer Science https://dpi.wi.gov/computer-science
Dual Language Spanish Language Arts: Common Core State Standards in Spanish (San Diego County Office of Education) https://commoncore-espanol.sdcoe.net/CCSS-en-Espanol/SLA-Literacy
Early Learning Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) https://dpi.wi.gov/early-childhood/practice
English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

(Includes Reading and Writing)
http://www.corestandards.org/

ESL World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) https://wida.wisc.edu/teach/standards
Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) http://www.corestandards.org/
Music and Art National Core Arts Standards https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/
Physical Education SHAPE America's National Physical Education Standards https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/
Science Next Generation Science Standards https://www.nextgenscience.org/
Social Studies Wisconsin State Standards https://dpi.wi.gov/social-studies/standards
World Language World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages
All other subjects Wisconsin State Standards https://dpi.wi.gov/standards
Special education (students in alternate curriculum - English/Language Arts (includes Reading and writing), math, science, social studies) Common Core Essential Elements https://dpi.wi.gov/sped/topics/essential-elements

2021-2022 School Year

High School Course Description Guide

​Standards Based Learning

In fall 2017, RUSD began the transition to Standards Based Grading and Learning. Instead of a single overall grade, Standards Based Learning breaks down the subject matter into smaller concepts that students should master by the end of the course. Throughout the term, student learning on each concept is recorded. Teachers track student progress, give appropriate feedback and adapt instruction to meet student needs. This shift in grading makes for stronger instruction that benefits all students.

Your child will receive a Standards Based Report Card for the following content areas:

  • Reading & English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music and Art
  • Physical Education and Health Education
  • High School: Freshman Seminar and Algebra 1

Looking for more information? Please read our Parent's Guide to Standards Based Learning.

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