Preparing All Illinois Students for College and Career

World-class K-12 learning standards for math and English Language Arts.

Updated lessons to help our children develop the skills they need to succeed.

New assessments based on the new standards to make sure students are making adequate progress.

PARCC is here! Learn more about the new assessment rolling out starting March 9.

What’s New


  • Check out this infographic highlighting the need for a next-generation assessment like PARCC.
  • Milestones by GreatSchools are free videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-5.



  • Get the facts about PARCC testing times on this new handout from the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Plan a parent information night on the new assessments using the PARCC Primer.
  • Read more about the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by Illinois to be implemented in the near future.