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WINSS: Successful School Guide
Superintendent's Message  Strategic Plan  Performance Report  Using WINSS

The Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools (WINSS) is divided into four main sections: Standards and Assessment, Data Analysis, Continuous School Improvement, and Best Practices. The Sitemap below outlines the contents of the all sections except Data Analysis. WINSS Data Analysis content is migrating to DPI's new public data analysis portal called WISEdash; during the transition to WISEdash, WINSS Data Analysis portion of the sitemap has moved.

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Expectations for students
What are our academic standards?   Wisconsin's Academic Standards

Questions and Answers about Common Core State Standards

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards Alignment with WI Common Core State Standards

Assessment Framework for Reading

Assessment Framework for Mathematics

English Language Learners Standards and Assessments

     
What are standards of the heart?   How do students develop standards of the heart?
How do schools foster standards of the heart?
     
What indicates success in academic standards?   What are state assessments?
What are local assessments?
Where can we find data about academic achievement?
     
What indicates success in standards of the heart?   What can we tell from student behavior data?
What school conditions promote standards of the heart?
What can be assessed in the classroom?
Where can we find data about student behavior?
 
     
Characteristics of successful schools
What are the characteristics of a successful school?   Vision
Leadership
High academic standards
Standards of the heart
Family, school, and community partnerships
Professional development
Evidence of success
Bibliography
     
Where can we find needs assessment surveys?  

Characteristics of Successful Schools Surveys
Characteristics of Successful Schools Surveys in Spanish and Lao
School Climate Surveys for Students
School Climate Survey for Staff
Service-Learning Quality Review
Self-Reflection Tool for Teachers
Self-Reflection Tool for Administrators
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Characteristics of Successful Districts

     
Who should be involved in improvement?   Tips for building strong school improvement teams
 
     
Where can we find improvement planning tools?   School Improvement Planning Tool
CESA Data Retreat Participant's Guide & Improvement Goal Worksheet
 
     
 Good ideas and resources
Vision   How do we create a school vision about learning and citizenship for all students?
What are sources of research about developing a common vision?
     
Leadership   How do we promote shared leadership in our school-community?
How can leaders ensure educational equity?
How can we ensure all students meet high expectations?
What are sources of research about leadership?
     
High academic standards   Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
Wisconsin Proficiency Standards and the Wisconsin Student Assessment System
Curriculum Wizard
Where can we find classroom resources aligned with standards? Thinkfinity, Educational Communications Board, TeachingBooks.net
More resources for aligning curriculum and instruction with our standards
How do we ensure that there are a variety of assessment measures for all learners?
What are sources of research about standards based learning?
     
Standards of the heart   How do we help families learn about and promote standards of the heart?
How are Wisconsin schools promoting standards of the heart?
What assessment tools are available to help evaluate standards of the heart?
What are sources of research about building character?
     
Family, school, and community partnerships   How do we promote partnerships with families and the community?
How can we promote learning at home?
How do we promote learning for young children and community members?
What are sources for research about sustaining school, family, & community partnerships?
     
Professional development   How do we establish professional development goals?
What opportunities are available for professional development?
What are standards for professional development?
What are sources of research about professional development and quality teaching?
     
Evidence of success   How can we gather evidence from multiple sources and use it to document progress?
What are sources of quality data?
What are sources of research about using data to improve student achievement?