Academics

The Shorewood School District provides a liberal arts education responsive to each student’s interests and abilities, earning national recognition for its tradition of excellence in education. Shorewood is committed to giving our students in grades K-12 the opportunity to participate in authentic learning experiences that build their capacity to innovate, work together to solve problems, and contribute to their community. Shorewood also emphasized whole-child wellness.

 
WISCONSIN ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Wisconsin Academic Standards specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom. They serve as goals for teaching and learning. Shorewood School District aligns with Wisconsin Academic Standards when available and appropriate. We utilize the Wisconsin Standards to inform our curriculum writing and design process. The Wisconsin Academic Standards can be found here: Wisconsin Academic Standards.

Most standard documents are lengthy and can be confusing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Curriculum & Instruction.

RtI


Our district is consistently and systematically reviewing our process of servicing our students through a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. More information about RtI can be found on the Wisconsin RtI network link here. Please feel free to follow up with any questions you may have.

REPORT CARDS

As part of Wisconsin's accountability measures, the state's Department of Public Instruction (or DPI) will be producing report cards for every school and school district in the state each year. More information about the report card can be found at the DPI Report Card webpage.

Current District & School Report Cards

STANDARDIZED TESTING

Students take part in a system of assessments. Specific information about each exam can be found below (alphabetical order):

Exam

Grade Levels

Exam Info

ACCESS 2.0

 

ELL students grades K-12 

  • Elements of CCSS embedded
  • Screen & annual summary
  • Computer adaptive

ACT Aspire

9th/10th graders

  • Includes English, writing, math, reading and science assessments
  • Provides a predicted ACT score for each subject & composite

ACT Statewide

11th graders

  • Includes administration options for students with special needs

ACT WorkKeys

11th graders

  • Includes applied math, locating information & reading for information

Dynamic Learning MAPS

1% of students in grades 3-8 and 11

  • Allows students with intellectual disabilities to show what they know in ways traditional tests can't.

PALS

4K-2

  • Useful for helping to identify students in need of additional help and as a source of formative data

Forward

3-8, 10 

  • Assesses English/ language arts and math
  • Computer adaptive
  • Measures achievement & growth
  • Includes variety of question types
  • Aligned to CCSS