Waukesha for Learning is a Standards-Based and Criterion-Referenced system. Clear Standards (Learning Targets) and Criteria (Rubrics) drive teaching and learning. The creation and of both must be the first priority when implementing Waukesha for Learning practices.
The Waukesha for Learning philosophy states Students learn best through a system of clear learning targets, quality formative, and summative assessments, purposeful and engaging instruction, developmental feedback and the opportunity to respond to that feedback. Because W4L is based on these guiding principles, students can expect that their teachers’ grading practices will follow these guidelines.
The purpose of Waukesha for Learning is designed to provide students with clear learning targets, and multiple opportunities to practice, receive feedback and to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. The ultimate goal of Waukesha for Learning is to increase student learning and achievement. Combining Waukesha for Learning principles and practices with purposeful and engaging instruction ensures that these goals are achieved.