The Illinois State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which are a national set of learning expectations for college and career success that were developed by teachers, parents, school administrators, and education experts. Illinois is one of forty-six states that have adopted the CCSS. These standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in K-12 math and language arts.
The purpose of adopting the CCSS is not simply to align with other states,but rather to raise the bar in all grades to ensure that our students are receiving a relevant and rigorous education. The adoption of the CCSS means that your child will be better prepared to meet the demands of college and careers.
The Department of Teaching and Learning has been working closely with the teaching staff to understand the standards and align the standards to curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through this process, power standards have been identified for each grade level. Your child’s progress report will reflect the power standards aligned to the CCSS.
Below you will find useful links to better understand the Common Core Standards.