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Student Academic Standards

Notice:  Student Academic Standards for the School District of Menomonee Falls
(Adopted:  August 24, 2015)
 

The School District of Menomonee Falls is committed to using benchmarked and rigorous standards that set the highest expectations for student performance and prepare students in the District for success in college and career development.  In order to align expectations for students with key external assessments used for entrance into college and preparation for viable career pathways (examples include SAT, ACT), the School Board is committed to supporting the College and Career Readiness standards for reading, math, science, and language arts and corresponding standards in other content areas that align skills and concepts with the deep understanding required through the College and Career Readiness standards developed by ACT (http://www.act.org/standard/). 
 
The School Board realizes the importance of community values and positioning students competitively for the global employment market.  The Board reviews and approves standards in various areas with the goal of setting high expectations that leverage students for success beyond high school.  Primary instructional materials are reviewed and approved by the Board. 
 
In setting standards for students in the School District of Menomonee Falls, the Board looks for the following characteristics:
 
  • Clarity in purpose and measurable outcomes at each grade level
  • Collaborative teacher design of expected outcomes and delivery of skills and content.
  • Focus on college, community, and workforce preparation
  • Benchmarking with other schools across the country
  • Flexible and accessible learning so that all students can reach rigorous expectations 
 
Students, parents, and community members can access the Board adopted content standards listed below (date of adoption in parenthesis).

Standards by Category:

Arts (February, 2015)
Business and Information Technology (July, 2013)
Counseling  (July, 2005)
Early Learning  (July, 2011)
Elementary Reading, Writing, and Speaking (July, 2012)
English Language Arts (Secondary) (July, 2009)
Family and Consumer Science  (July, 2013)
Health (Elementary) (November, 2012)
Health (Secondary) (November, 2011)
Health Science (July, 2013)
Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship (July, 2013)
Math (Elementary) (July, 2009)
Math (Secondary) (July, 2009)
Music Ensemble (February, 2015)
Music (General, Elementary) (May, 2016)
Music (General, Secondary) (May 2016)
Physical Education (July, 2010)
Reading (Secondary) (July, 2009)
Science (February, 2015)
Social Studies (June, 2015)
Technology and Engineering (July, 2013)
World Language (July, 1997)
Writing (Secondary) (July, 2009)

The School District of Menomonee Falls does not discriminate against pupils on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap in education programs or activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  If any student feels there has been a discriminatory situation in regard to any of the above named classes or in violation of Title IX, Section 504, or Title ADA, please contact the building administrator or Kathy Young, the Director of Pupil Services, at 262-255-8695 or younkat@sdmfschool.org.  
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