Illinois Learning Standards

Pictures of booksThe Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.

On June 24, 2010 the Illinois State Board of Education adopted new learning standards (nILS) for Math and English Language Arts. On February 27, 2014 the Board adopted new standards for Science. The purpose of these new, more rigorous standards is to better prepare students for college and the workforce. Prior to the Board's actions the Illinois Learning Standards had not changed since their adoption in 1997.

Copies of ALL Illinois Learning Standards are available for download and printing from the Resources box on the right side of this webpage. There are no pre-printed copies available for any of the standards.