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Academic Standards

Following are the academic standards adopted by the school board:

Curricular Area

Academic Standards


Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Wisconsin Common Career and Technical Education

Computer Science

Wisconsin Academic Standards for Computer Science

Dual Language

Spanish Language Arts: Common Core State Standards in Spanish (San Diego County Office of Education)

Early Learning

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)

English/Language Arts

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

(Includes Reading and Writing)


World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)


Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Music and Art

National Core Arts Standards

Physical Education

SHAPE America’s National Physical Education Standards


Next Generation Science Standards

Social Studies

Wisconsin State Standards

World Language

World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL-American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

All other subjects

Wisconsin State Standards

Special education (students in alternate curriculum-English/Language Arts (includes Reading and Writing), math, science, social studies)

Common Core Essential Elements

2019-2020 School Year

High School Course Description Guide

​Standards Based Learning

In fall 2017, RUSD began the transition to Standards Based Grading and Learning. Instead of a single overall grade, Standards Based Learning breaks down the subject matter into smaller concepts that students should master by the end of the course.Throughout the term, student learning on each concept is recorded. Teachers track student progress, give appropriate feedback and adapt instruction to meet student needs. This shift in grading makes for stronger instruction that benefits all students.

Your child will receive a Standards Based Report Card for the following content areas:

  • Reading & English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music and Art
  • Physical Education and Health Education
  • High School: Freshman Seminar and Algebra 1

​Parent's Guide to Standards Based Learning (Elementary & Middle)

​Parent's Guide to Standards Based Learning (High School)