Illinois Learning Standards


John Mills Elementary School’s instruction in language arts and mathematics is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which Illinois adopted as its new learning standards in those areas in June 2010.

John Mills’ instruction in all other subject areas is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards applicable to those subjects, including the Next Generation Science Standards, adopted in 2014.


What Are the Illinois Learning Standards?


As noted by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) “define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in … seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.”


The Seven Core Areas


► English Language Arts


► Fine Arts


► Mathematics


► Physical Development and Health


► Science (Next Generation Science Standards)


► Social/Emotional Learning


► Social Science


Illinois Learning Standards for Grades 1-6


► PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 1st grade


► PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 2nd grade


►​​​​​​​ PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 3rd grade


►​​​​​​​ PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 4th grade​​​​​​​


►​​​​​​​ PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 5th grade


►​​​​​​​ PDF summary of the Illinois Learning Standards for 6th grade