Illinois Adopts Common Core State Standards

By | September 6, 2011

Did you know that on June 24, 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted a “new, more rigorous learning standards to better prepare students for college and the workforce?”

The goal of the new standards is to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

What does this mean for your child?  There will likely be a transition from the standards that was previously established in 1997.  With the adoption of these standards, students in Illinois will be able to effectively compete with students nationally, as well as internationally.  Therefore, it is critical for parents to know these new standards to ensure that their kids are keeping up the new expectations for math and reading-language arts.

For more information about the new standards, go to www.corestandards.org.

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