John T. Benson, former Superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, once wrote,
has long been a model for other states in terms of education quality.
However, the world is rapidly becoming a more complex place. As a
result, we must expect greater academic achievement from our children
today if they are to be adequately prepared for the challenges of
only way to ensure that Wisconsin’s students have the skills and
abilities to be successful in this rapidly changing technological world
is to set clear, high academic standards that describe precisely what
today’s students must learn and be able to do in order to be successful
in their adult lives. This is why we focused on. . . creating model
academic standards in all subject areas.”
important that the parents of Delavan-Darien School District students
understand and embrace these standards since they are used to measure
the learning success of our children.
school district, we have worked hard to align our curriculum,
instruction and assessments with the standards. The Wisconsin Knowledge
and Concepts Exam (WKCE) tests students on these specific standards and
provides feedback on achievement tied to them as well. Also, our report
cards inform parents regarding the academic growth of their children
with respect to the standards.
this initiative has become institutionalized and will be a part of how
we educate and measure student growth and success for years to come. We
are committed to educating our parents with regard to these standards in
a continued effort to engage them as partners in learning for the
benefit of their children.
curriculum is continually updated and refined to ensure the best
practices are being implemented in the classroom, and our students are
exposed to quality teaching. Teachers work together, across grades and
subjects, to better themselves and their peers with the goal of
providing consistent, quality educational opportunities.
there is no "one-size-fits all" approach, we are constantly exploring
and using various ways to instill knowledge in our students that will
last them a lifetime on whichever future paths they may make.