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

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Find out about changes to Illinois’ standardized tests coming to classrooms soon.

  • Check out this infographic highlighting the need for a next-generation assessment like PARCC.
  • When it comes to policy decisions, what do the PARCC states decide as a group, and what do individual states and districts decide? Find out here.
  • Check out Milestones by GreatSchools, a free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-5.



  • ¿Habla Español?  We’ve developed a Spanish language version of this website. Click here to take a look.
  • 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 developed by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • The state of Illinois has adopted new science standards to be implemented in schools over the next three years. Read more about the Next Generation Science Standards.