WMELS Aligned with State Standards

The WMELS address expectations for young children from birth to 1st grade. The CCSS address what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade. The CCEE based on the CCSS address what children with disabilities should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade. Since WMELS and CCSS both address the kindergarten level, it is suggested that local school districts use both the CCSS and the WMELS to guide curriculum, instruction and assessment decisions.

For more information and to view the alignment of WMELS, CCSS, and CCEE, follow this link: http://ec.dpi.wi.gov/files/ec/pdf/elsalign.pdf

Wisconsin Academic Standards:
Common Core Standards (CCSS)

Academic standards specify what students should know and be able to do. Wisconsin has academic standards for 21 seperate content areas, and adopted Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathmatics in 2010. In addition, Wisconsin adopted Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects.

Academic standards specify what students should know and be able to do, what they might be asked to do to give evidence of standards, and how well they must perform. They include content, performance, and proficiency standards.

For more information about the Wisconsin Academic Standards, follow this link: http://ec.dpi.wi.gov/files/ec/pdf/elsalign.pdf


Planning for Early Literacy Success: Intersection between WMELS and CCSS (Live Binder)

Guidance on setting learning expectations in language and early literacy for 4K that reflect both the WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and the Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts (CCSS-ELS). Includes resources on using recommended practice and research, local data, and alignment documents that show WMELS and CCSS-ELA for birth-5, kindergarten and first grade.

To access the Live Binder, follow this link: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=892140#anchor

Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE)

All students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, deserve and have a right to a quality educational experience. This right includes, to the maximum extent possible, the opportunity to be involved in and meet the same challenging expectations that have been established for all students. Wisconsin educators collaborated with educators from 12 other states to create alternate achievement standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards. These alternate achievement standards are called the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE's) in English Language Arts and Mathmatics.

For more information about the Wisconsin Common Core Essential Elements, follow this link: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_assmt-ccee