Grade Level Expectations

In 1997, the Illinois State Board of Education updated the 1985 Goals for Learning and added Standards and Benchmarks in each of the core subject areas (language arts, mathematics, science and social science). These three levels of essential knowledge and skills for learning are defined as:

Goals - broad statements of knowledge and/or skills that organize the subject matter of the learning area.

Standards - specific statements of knowledge and/or skills within a goal. Taken together, the Standards define the learning needed to reach that goal. They represent the result of schooling and thus may be considered exit standards.

Benchmarks - progress indicators for gauging student progress toward each Standard. They are stated in developmentally appropriate terms and organized into grade clusters identified as early elementary (K-2), late elementary (3-5) and middle school (6-8).

In 2003, the Illinois State Board of Education developed grade level Performance Expectations to clarify and support student learning. These expectations describe what students need to know or be able to do to meet state Standards. East Moline District 37 has adopted the Performance Expectations as the basis for its curriculum in language arts, mathematics, science and social science at each grade level (1-8).

The following documents contain the Performance Expectations listed by grade level, subject area and state Standard.

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade