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  • Educational standards

    As you work in the Alice Hagar Curriculum Resources Center, you'll want to align your lessons and assessments with Educational Standards. There are multiple sets of standards, some that address what students should know and be able to do and others that address what teachers should be able to do. 

    Academic Standards in Wisconsin- Students

     

    Academic standards specify what students in grades 4, 8, and 12 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. Content standards refer to what students should know and be able to do. Performance standards tell how students will show that they are meeting a standard. Proficiency standards indicate how well students must perform. Core areas include English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

    Wisconsin Educator Standards - Teachers

     

    To receive a license to teach in Wisconsin, an applicant shall complete an approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in all of the 10 Wisconsin Educator Standards.

    National Content Standards- Teachers

     

    In addition to Educator standards, graduates from UW-Lacrosse programs should demonstrate understanding of the content standards in their discipline. These standards are closely aligned to the educator standards but include a specific focus on the academic discipline. 

    Standards for the English Language Arts

    Sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association

    Standards Locator for All Subjects

     

    A interactive map that leads to national and state standards.

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  • Resource Cancellations Survey

     Resource Cancellations Survey
    Extended to April 24

    Like other units and departments on campus, Murphy Library has been asked to make budget cuts to meet reduced state support for the UW System. Some of the cuts will come from the library's budget for collections. That budget pays for databases, electronic resources, periodicals, books, multimedia, and similar. 

    Library users are asked to help the library in its selection of titles for cancellation. Please share your thoughts regarding specific resources that have been identified for likely cancellation by completing the one-page Resource Cancellations Survey.

    Read more about the rationale and selection criteria in the blog post: Proposed Resource Cancellations.

    The survey will be open until April 24.

     

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