Wisconsin's Journey to the Common Core State Standards

Why were the CCSS adopted?

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In 2010, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recognized the opportunity to define the knowledge and skills that will prepare students for the 21st century workplace and will ensure students are truly college and career ready. 

Leveraging the expertise of educators across 48 states was crucial to developing strong standards that meet the needs of all students. Working with state partners on the implementation of the CCSS also helps us to learn from one another, share free resources, and support students as they move from state to state.

Since 2010, Wisconsin has begun to link this system of CCSS, instruction and assessment to school accountability measures, educator effectiveness, and accountability for pre-service educator preparation programs. The CCSS provide the foundation for all of these important systems statewide.  Additionally, the CCSS provide a framework to Wisconsin educators for research-based instructional practices that will truly transform student learning.

Wisconsin's Journey to College and Career-Ready Standards 

The report “Transforming Teaching and Learning: Wisconsin’s Journey to College and Career-Ready Standards” and the corresponding appendices were developed by DPI pursuant to the requirements of Section 9134(2q)(c) of 2013 Wisconsin Act 20, the 2013-15 biennial budget bill.  This report was submitted to the Governor’s office, Senate and Assembly clerks, and JFC co-chairs on August 30, 2013.


Available Documents


WI’s Journey To College and Career Ready Standards: A DPI report as required by 2013 WI Act 20 - See more at: http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/#sthash.EF2r5h5s.dpuf
For questions about this information, contact Connie Ellingson (608) 267-9155