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Teaching Standards

The State of Illinois adopted the Common Core State Standards on June 24, 2010 and Addison School District 4 is in the second year of full implementation.

The Common Core State Standards include Math and English Language Arts (ELA). Math is broken into two standards areas: Mathematical Practice and Mathematical Content. The Practice Standards describe ways that students should use and engage with Math while the Content Standards focus on procedure and understanding. The ELA standards focus on writing, language use, speaking, listening and reading a variety of texts, including informational text. While literature is still taught and encouraged, the Common Core State Standards have increased the amount of informational text to be used in instruction. This will help prepare students for reading in their future grade levels and careers.

Addison School District 4 currently follows the Illinois Learning Standards in Social Studies and Science.

Illinois adopted the Next Generation Science Standards in March, 2014. The Next Generation Science Standards were created in conjunction with the Common Core Standards. The timeline for district implementation will be the 2016-2107 school year. Currently, the district is unpacking these standards in preparation for the implementation process.