Interested in learning more about the new Illinois Learning Standards that are based on the Common Core State Standards? The standards are designed to improve student learning by helping young people acquire the knowledge they need for college and careers. With a real-world focus on critical thinking and knowledge application skills, the new learning standards have higher expectations and a clearer focus than previous ones. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois PTA have developed the Parents’ Guide to New Assessments in Illinois. It provides an overview of the new assessments, sample test items, and additional resources for parents. You can click here to view the guide.
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