Preparing All Illinois Students for College and Career

High K-12 learning standards for math, English language arts, and science.

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.

The new Illinois Learning Standards for Science are coming in school year 2016/2017! Read an overview for school leaders.

What’s New


  • New videos in English and Spanish highlight the importance of PARCC practice tests.
  • Check out this infographic highlighting the need for a next-generation assessment like PARCC.


  • PARCC responds to concerns from the field with exciting changes for the 2015/2016 school year including one test window, fewer testing units, and shorter testing time.
  • PARCC results for Illinois have been released. Visit the Illinois Report Card website for district and school data.
  • Read more about the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by Illinois to be implemented in the 2016/2017 school year.