Content and Learning

Fostering Innovation in Wisconsin Schools - Beyond Credits and Seat Time and Toward Innovative Practices that Lead to College and Career Readiness. This guidance document is intended to facilitate school districts in understanding what is already allowed under current law, and to provide examples of innovative practices already happening across the state.


The mission of the Content and Learning Team (CALT) is to enhance the scope and quality of teaching and learning from cradle to career through leadership, innovation, collaboration, communication, and service.

What does the Content and Learning Team do?

  • Facilitate effective professional development at the local (school, district, and other organizations), regional, and state levels.
  • Provide leadership is provided in development, alignment, and dissemination of standards and resources by facilitating learning through relevant and engaging educational strategies and assessment models.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding local, state, and federal policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with the field by using current technologies and data for improving learning outcomes while embracing cultural and linguistic diversity in a global educational perspective.
  • Enhance and develop educational partnerships (local, regional, state, and national) that strategically enhance student skills and knowledge while preparing students for college or career.

CAL Staff Directory


Commencement of School Term

(School Start Date)

Credit taken in Middle School
for High School Graduation

Credit Flexibility

Curriculum Requirements

Days and Hours of Instruction

Days/Hours Worksheet

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Waivers and Alternative Compliance Laws

WI Educational Standards (20 Standards)




For questions about this information, contact Beverly Kniess (608) 266-3706