The Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core define what all students in Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in each core area as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling. Illinois has established educational standards for early childhood, fine arts, foreign language, language arts, mathematics, physical development and health, science, social emotional, and social science. These standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations regarding the knowledge and skills that will help our students succeed.

Illinois has also adopted a set of standards specifically for English language learners. This specialized group of standards includes the Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards and the Illinois Spanish Language Arts Standards. These standards address literacy in both English and Spanish and center on the language needed and used by English language learners to succeed in school.

The Illinois Learning Standards lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual.
  • They demonstrate independence.
  • They build strong content knowledge.
  • They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.
  • They comprehend as well as critique.
  • They value evidence.
  • They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
  • They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.

Collinsville Unit District 10 is committed to providing each child an educational opportunity based upon these rigorous standards.