The Oshkosh Area School District identifies the learning targets or standards for every course/content area and every grade level. Students are given feedback to the learning targets. Curriculum addresses content as well as skills and attitudes that we want students to develop by the time they leave a course, a grade level, or a K-12 educational program. Instruction focuses on the way that we help children to master the standards and the benchmarks to ensure they are College, Career, and Community ready. The emphasis in the district is on research-based best practice, or the best ways to be sure that all students learn and learn to the best of their abilities.
- Assessment and Academic Performance
- College, Career, Community Ready
- Course Guides
- OASD Educational Options
Assessment and Academic Performance
Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)
The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is a comprehensive statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know. These assessments are just a snapshot in time of what your child knows and is able to do. Other tools to help us measure your child’s progress include your child's academic classroom work, teacher observations, classroom tests, and district grade level assessments. The WSAS includes:
- The Wisconsin Forward Exam at grades 3-8 in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, at grades 4 and 8 in Science, and 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies
- Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) at grades 3-11 in ELA and Mathematics, at grades 4 and 8 - 11 in Science, and at grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies,
- PreACT Secure at grades 9 & 10, The ACT Plus Writing at grade 11 for Reading, English, Mathematics, Science, and Writing, and
- ACT WorkKeys at grade 11.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires all states to test all students in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used for accountability determination at the school, district and state levels. Wisconsin State statute also requires students to take a science and social studies test These tests together create the Wisconsin Student Assessment System.
Please contact the following staff members with questions or concerns regarding the OASD Assessment Department:
Director of Curriculum & Assessment
Phone: (920) 424-1354
Data Steward, Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: (920) 424-0141
Public School Report Cards
Public School Report Cards are posted to the DPI website, organized alphabetically by district name. Report Cards are assigned to each school required by state law to be part of the Wisconsin State Assessment System including charter schools and private schools participating in a private school choice program. Report Cards for each available school year are available at the link below.
Click on the following link to find Oshkosh charter, private and public schools: https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/
- In May 2015, the Governor signed SB 67, School Performance Report also known as the “Pause Bill.” Report Cards for the 2014-2015 school year were not be available.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, report requirements were suspended for the 2019-20 school year and Report Cards for the 2019-2020 school year were not available.
To view the report cards, click "for District and School Report Cards"; select year; select a district to access the list of schools in that district. Each school will have two documents: the Public Report Card and the Public Report Card Detail.
Every Student Succeeds Act Overview and Accountability Report
Notice to Parents/Guardians - According to Wis. Stat. 115.38, school districts are required to publish a School Performance Report for the parents and guardians of their students by May 1st of each year. Additionally, the school districts are required by January 1st of each year to notify the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled of their right to request a paper copy of the School Performance Report.
The Oshkosh Area School District is pleased to make available the Every Student Succeeds Act Overview and Accountability Report containing data for the 2020-2021 academic year. This report will be accessible by May 1, 2021 on the OASD website.
The Oshkosh Area School District reports to the board of education and the public on academic performance annually. Academic performance is one indicator of what students know and are able to do as well as an metric used to monitor progress on the OASD strategic plan. Click on the links below for the most recent academic performance reports.
College, Career, Community Ready
CCCR VISION: The goal of the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is to ensure that all students are College, Career and Community Ready (CCCR). Through CCCR’s three areas of focus: Career Exploration, Financial Literacy and Life and Career Skills, the OASD will provide opportunities and experiences to our students so that they can make informed decisions regarding their future after graduation.
LEARN MORE: Visit the College, Career, Community Ready webpage for more information and updates.
CONTACT: Vicki Porior, Career & Technical Education Coordinator
Academic Standards and Outcomes
The Oshkosh Area School District has defined curriculum benchmarks for every course and every grade level. Curriculum addresses content as well as skills and attitudes that we want students to develop by the time they leave a course, a grade level, or a K-12 educational program. Instruction focuses on the way that we help children to address the standards and the benchmarks. The emphasis in the district is on research-based best practice, or the best ways to be sure that all students learn and learn to the best of their abilities.
Please use the links below to view our curriculum standards.
Elementary School Academic Standards
Middle School Academic Standards
High School Academic Standards and Outcomes
The Oshkosh Area School District believes all students deserve a comprehensive literacy program within a school climate which ensures high expectations and fosters independent learners. Evidence-based instruction provides multiple opportunities to read and write so all students will become proficient literacy learners. Through the use of high quality, differentiated classroom instruction, the needs of individual learners are met. A seamless curriculum, consistent terminology, and purposeful and meaningful interactions with multiple texts promote student engagement. The OASD also recognizes the role played by the six literacy processes (reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, representing) in all learning.
The Oshkosh Area School District’s academic standards are grounded in the grade level rigorous Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. All students, 4K through 12, will engage in a research based mathematics experience through a unique blend of problem-solving and skill building. The links below provide a comprehensive view of the programming at each level.
OASD Educational Options
(Notice of Educational Options and Opportunities available in the OASD.)
Below are links to options available for students across the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD). Current and prospective community members are invited to explore these options and determine the best fit for your child(ren). (NOTE: Pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 115.28 (54m), notice must be provided regarding the educational options available to all students who are at least three years old, but not yet 18 years old.)
Each of the following areas linked below represents educational options for Oshkosh area students:
- Options for All Students
- OASD eAcademy
- Special Education for Students with Disabilities
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Gifted and Talented
- ESOL--English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Learning without Limits--Instructional Technology and Personalized Learning
- OASD Summer School Programming
- Alternative and Supportive Educational Programming
- Other options available to resident students include: open enrollment, a private/parochial school and homeschooling.
- Options for Grades 4K-5 Students
- Options for Grades 6-8
- Options for Grades 9-12
- High School Course and Planning Guide 2022-2023
- Course and Planning Guides include information on Early College Credit Program, Start College Now Program, Youth Apprenticeship, eAcademy, Co-Curricular Activities and other options for high school age students.
- Communities at Oshkosh North High School
- Academy for Global Studies at Oshkosh West High School
- High School Course and Planning Guide 2022-2023