The New Illinois Learning Standards has incorporated the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
These new standards will help students be better prepared for college and the work place.
What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
The Common Core State Standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare our children for college and the work place. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate from high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The Standards are research and evidence based, aligned with college and work expectations, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked.
Below is a short video that explains the Common Core State Standards.
What is the purpose for having the CCSS?
The main reason for the CCSS is to ensure that all students are college and career prepared. Common standards will: help ensure students, no matter where they live, are receiving a high-quality, skill based education that is aligned to best practice. Common standards will allow us to finally be able to compare apples to apples. You can read the standards using the links below.
CCSS Progression Guides from ISBE
Learn more about the standards.
- Realizing Illinois Common Core
- Summary about the Common Core State Standards
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Parents' Guide to Student Success
Are there standards for other subjects?
Yes, the Illinois State Board of Education have State Standards for fine arts, world languages, physical education and health, science, and social studies.