For some time now, teachers and other educators like you have been working hard to develop and implement curricula that will bring the new Illinois Learning Standards to life in your classrooms.

Yet, even as you have been steeped in this process, research indicates that the vast majority of parents are not familiar in the new standards. The good news is that those who are well informed also overwhelmingly support the transition and implementation.

As the primary source of information for most families about their children's education, the resources offered below are meant to help you explain the new standards. Educator-specific talking points, sharable materials describing the new Illinois Learning Standards, and examples of lessons should all help clarify the new standards for parents.

Learn more about PARCC in this video for parents from Best Foot Forward NJ.
Discover how academic assessments are just like a check-up to make sure students are on track.
Educators share tips on planning instruction to prepare students for PARCC in this video from Teaching Channel.