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Illinois Standards Resources

You have a lot to juggle as an educator. We know it can be overwhelming to keep up with state-wide mandates. Let us help make it easier for you!

We have curated a multitude of resources for various Illinois education mandates, including the computer science learning standards and SEL standards. 

Is there something you don't see here that you'd love more information on? Send an email to info@ideaillinois.org to let us know. 


Illinois passed legislation requires schools to:

  1. embed computer literacy into the high school curriculum beginning in 2020-23 
  2. provide all high school students the opportunity to take at least one computer science course beginning in 2023-24. The assignability guidance on which courses "qualify" is now located on ISBE’s website and can be found here.

Illinois adopted these computer science learning standards in October 2021. Learn more about the standards here

IDEA Partner CodeHS has some amazing resources for Illinois teachers. Click the button below to see all the organization has to offer.

Check out the CodeHS Illinois CS Resources!


The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a bipartisan legislative oversight committee created by the Illinois General Assembly, approved revisions to the K-12 Illinois Social Science standards. The revised standards impact the 2022-23 school year. The Illinois Civics Hub has created a grade band resource, placing the current standards, proposed revisions, and final revisions and additions side by side to help planning for curriculum shifts.


Public Act 102-0055 requires media literacy taught as a unit in Illinois high schools.

There are not standards for this currently. Click here for a media literacy framework. 

Check out this YouTube video for a great overview:


Section 15(a) of Public Act 93-0495.

This Act calls upon the Illinois State Board of Education to "develop and implement a plan to incorporate social and emotional development standards as part of the Illinois Learning Standards."

Learn more about these standards here

Remote Learning Tutorials & Resources

During the 2020 - 2021 school year, there were many instances where some or all students had to learn remotely. During this time, we put together a collection of videos and resources to help teachers through this time. As we move forward and past the pandemic, we remain committed to helping Illinois teachers find the best ed tech resources to help with future remote learning scenarios.

Check out the IDEA YouTube Playlist dedicated to remote and at-home learning resources. 

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