Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
Some areas of the five-year-old kindergarten report card include extra standards based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS). These standards are indicated with an asterisk * on the report card.
Teachers will assess those standards using a frequency scale to show developmental progress:
This creates a transition from the K3/K4 report card, which is completely based on the WMELS, to the elementary report card which is based on national and state standards, including Common Core Standards where available. See the academic expectations for K3 & K4 for more information on the WMELS standards.