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The Standards and Instruction Department is committed to supporting Illinois schools and educators by providing guidance, resources, and professional learning to support student achievement and equitable learning outcomes. ​


  • September 26, 2022, 10:00 AM: Accelerated Placement Update
    Are you an administrator or curriculum director with questions about accelerated placement or other advanced academic programs? If so, the ISBE Standards and Instruction team invites you to join us for this webinar for updates on advanced academic programs (gifted, acceleration, AP, etc.). We will provide an overview of recent changes to rules and statute and a tutorial on the new supports and guidance that ISBE staff have developed in collaboration with district administrators and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. We have compiled resources and templates from districts across the state to support the enhancement and implementation of advanced academic programming for your students. Please register today.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • September 26, 2022, 4:00 PM: Charting a Path for Teaching the Revised IL Learning Standards for Social Science
    The Standards and Instruction Department at the Illinois State Board of Education is proud to announce the release of supportsfor districts to implement the revised social science learning standards. Join us to explore how K-12 teachers, district leaders, and state officials can engage with Illinois' inquiry-based learning framework and revised learning standards. This session will review the updates to the standards and the inquiry framework as well as considering how the new standards can be layered with the inquiry standards to promote student-centered learning. Please register todayGo To Meeting Link.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements

 Driver's Ed

105 ILCS 5/27-23 and 27-24.2 of the School Code requires each school district which maintains grades 9 through 12 to offer a driver education course which is defined as both classroom and behind-the-wheel. Both the classroom instruction part and the practice driving part of such driver education course shall be open to a resident or non-resident pupil attending a non-public school in the district wherein the course is offered and to each resident of the district who acquires or holds a currently valid driver's license during the term of the course and who is at least 15 but has not reached 21 years of age, without regard to whether any such person is enrolled in any other course offered in any school that the district operates.

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