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What does it mean to be a high school graduate? In Wisconsin, through Agenda 2017, it is our goal for every student to graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for college and career. That means graduates are ready for on-the-job training, an apprenticeship, or coursework at a college or university. To earn a high school diploma means a graduate is ready to be successful at the next steps of life.

Starting with the end result — graduates who are college- and career-ready — we tackled the job of increasing the rigor of Wisconsin’s 1998 Model Academic Standards. We brought together leaders from business, commerce, workforce, and higher education to tell us what they expected from our graduates. As a result, Wisconsin’s new standards for mathematics, English language arts, and literacy are higher than our old standards and are more focused, providing guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at every grade level...


Ken Notes: I hope this means a clear focus on school to work transitions. We need students to understand how the career path they choose will impact their future.  We also need to start training much earlier for those who are not college bound...

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