Standards, Benchmarks, and Most Essential Benchmarks
A standard is a summary description of what students should know and be able to do within a specific content area. The benchmarks accompanying each standard are clear, specific descriptions of knowledge or skill that students acquire by/in a particular grade level or course. The Kenosha Unified School District Standards are aligned with state standards and the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) Assessment Frameworks.
A limited number of most essential benchmarks are those shown in bold italics on the standards documents. These skills are considered absolutely essential for:
The district’s common assessments are focused on the most essential benchmarks.
You will also find the most essential benchmarks publicized in the Success Steps brochures for kindergarten through grade 8 available at your school as well as on this Web site. English and Spanish versions are available.