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.

 
COMMON CORE STANDARDS

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a clear set of expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed at each grade level in Mathematics and English/language arts. In Shorewood, we are alining to the standards, but not adopting them. 

CCSS are not the curriculum. Our teachers create lesson plans, instruction and assessments to meet the needs of our students using the CCSS as a guide. The Common Core State Standards provide our students with greater depths of thinking, application of knowledge, and more specific detail regarding which standards to teach and access within each grade level.

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