Wisconsin Academic Standards are subject area standards adopted by the state that specify what students should know and be able to do in the classroom.  Under state law, school districts have the flexibility to identify a set of standards in each of the content areas. The Wisconsin Academic Standard in each content area provides one of the choices available for adoption by School Districts, however not required.

* 1. What is your role?

* 2. At what grade level(s) do you work? Please check all that applies.

* 3. How important is it for Wisconsin to adopt new PK-12 Theatre Standards?

Please rate your response from lowest = 1 (not at all) to highest = 5 (very important).

* 4. Theatre Standards are gaining more attention in both the academic world and the workforce.

Please rate each of the following statements from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree.

  1 = strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 = strongly agree
Rapid changes in the field creates a need for new PK-12 Theatre Standards.  Wisconsin can meet the needs of local school districts by adopting new PK-12 Theatre Standards.
Evidence-based research reports a need for new PK-12 Theatre Standards.
National trends indicate a need to adopt new PK-12 Theatre Standards.
Changes in the labor market demonstrate a need for new  PK-12 Theatre Standards.

* 5. Academic standards define what students should know and be able to do in the classroom.  Please indicate the importance of the following educational strands that are frequently included in PK-12 Theatre Standards. 

Please rate the importance of each item from 1 = not at all  to 5 = very important. 

If other educational strands should be considered, please explain in the Comment box below.

  1 = not at all 2 3 4 5 = very important
Application of the Basics: play reading & analysis, performance, research & analyris, process analysis, and theatre production.
Ability to Think: problem solving, informed decision making, critical thinking, imagining places, times, and situations different from one’s own, developing and testing a hypothesis, and transferring learning to new situations.
Skill in Communication: constructing and defending an argument, working effectively in groups, communicating and acting on plans to reach goals, and communicating with a variety of tools and skills.
Production of Quality Work: acquiring and using information, creating and revising quality products and performances, and pursuing positive goals.
Connections with Community: recognizing and acting as a responsible citizen, preparing for work and lifelong learning and contributing to aesthetic,cultural community life, scientific, and technology change  and seeing oneself and community.
Creating: generate, conceptualize, organize, develop, refine, and complete artistic ideas and work.
Performing, Presenting, and Producing: select, analyze, interpret, develop, refine, and convey meaning through artistic work and techniques for presentation.
Responding: perceive, analyze, and interpret meaning, and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Connecting: synthesize and relate knowledge, personal experiences, and artistic ideas and work with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Comments (other educational strands)

* 6. In thinking about our students' future in the workplace and the world, what kind of Theatre skills will they be called upon to provide?

* 7. What Theatre classes/experiences are being taught to students in your school or community?

* 8. Do you have other suggestions for the adoption of new Theatre standards?

* 9. (Optional) Please enter your name.

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