Student Learning Outcomes for Content Areas
The links to the left include the learning outcomes for every grade level and curricular area taught in District 113A. The curriculum outcomes were developed by teacher leaders and principals who worked in consultation with external content area experts. The Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois Learning Standards, as well as national content area standards, provide the foundation for the curriculum development process. The grade level objectives provide a guide for the teaching of the content areas and reflect a consensus view of the curricular outcomes that are appropriate for our district’s students. The outcomes help to ensure a uniform curriculum throughout the district’s classrooms and a more finely articulated flow of instruction from the K-8 program to the high school.
In planning for instruction in all content areas, administrators, curriculum leaders and teachers are also responsive to the Applications of Learning established by the state:
- Solving Problems;
- Using Technology;
- Working on Teams; and
- Making Connections.
Through Applications of Learning, students demonstrate and deepen their understanding of basic knowledge and skills. These applied learning skills cross academic disciplines and reinforce the important learning of the disciplines. The ability to use these skills will greatly influence students' success in school, in the workplace and in the community.