Common Core Resources for Parents to Learn More


The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K‐12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy. 

PTA Parents Guide to Student Success
These “Parents Guide to Student Success” pamphlets are available by grade level for grades K-8 and for high school. The pamphlets provide an overview of what a child will learn in mathematics and English language arts/literacy at each grade level for the Common Core Standards. They were published by the National PTA.
Roadmap to English Language Arts
The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
Roadmap to Mathematics
The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
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View the Common Core State Standards in on convenient free app. A great reference for students, parents and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade and category. This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12.
http://www.ms.k12.il.us/