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Illinois Learning Standards

District 401's curriculum is fully aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards (ILS), which establish expectations for what all Illinois students should know and be able to do in each of their subjects at every grade level.

Emphasizing depth over breadth, the ILS build upon key concepts as students advance through their schooling. The standards promote active learning and the application of knowledge to real-world situations, helping students develop a deep conceptual understanding of their instructional material.

Intentionally rigorous, the ILS prepares students for the challenges of college and career.

What Do the Standards Cover?

The Illinois standards cover 10 areas: early learning and development, English language arts, English learning, fine arts, foreign language, math, physical development and health, science, social and emotional learning, and social science. 

To learn more about the standards in these areas, click the drop-town tabs located directly below.