Academic standards: Broad statements of what students should know and be able to do in each content area taught in our schools.
Targets: Clearly stated goals that students should become proficient in, based on a larger academic standard.
Review Winneconne’s K-12 course descriptions and learning targets here.
Target-based grading and reporting: A process that indicates how well the student is progressing on each of the targets. The descriptors used to describe student progress are proficient, approaching, or needs support.
Behavioral and life skills:
The WCSD believes that life skills and behaviors are critically important in the overall development of our students. Therefore, teachers will report on life skills and behaviors that influence learning. However, life skills and behaviors are reported separately and not as a part of academic proficiency.
In the Winneconne Community School District, we expect students to practice kindness; always show respect; work to do their best (PAWS). Expectations of these behavioral/life skills targets are clearly and age appropriately defined by each building, shared with students and parents, and reported as a separate item on the grade report.