What Students Learn


Illinois joined more than 40 states in a collaborative effort to raise learning standards and improve college and career readiness for all students, regardless of where they live. 

The new Common Core State Standards establish clear expectations for what students should learn in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics at each grade level. The standards are high, clear, and uniform to ensure that students are prepared for success in college and the workforce. By emphasizing depth over breadth, the Common Core ensures that students have comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Illinois adopted the Common Core in 2010 and teachers and administrators across the state are fully implementing the new standards during the 2022-23 school year. 
For more information on the common core standards, please visit the website corestandards.org.

Pacing guides include the mastery expectations that teachers use for instructions. To view the document please select the appropriate subject areas below.

Elementary Pacing Guides K-5

Middle School Pacing Guides 6-8