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School Report Card designed to help Parents & Community Members

Illinois Report Card

Common Core Standards

"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."

District 59 Parent Letters:



Helpful Links:

Common Core Summer PDF

Common Core - State Standards Initiative

English Language Arts Standards

Math Standards

Illinois Information about the Common Core

Steal These Tools 

National Expert Dr. Sandra Alberti


PARCC Website 

Updates from PARCC 

Illinois Preparing for PARCC Assessment 

Assessment timeline 

Draft assessment items 



Grade 3 - ELA/Literacy 

Grade 6 - ELA/Literacy 

Grade 7 - ELA/Literacy 

Literacy Learning Progressions 



Grade 3 - Mathematics

Grade 6 - Mathematics

Grade 7 - Mathematics

Math Curriculum Models 


Various CCSS Topics:

Hunt Institute – scroll to the bottom for great videos 


ISBE Common Core Links 

ISBE Common Core Professional Development (Click on the Level colored box)


Power Point Presentations:

Common Core Overview

Common Core

Rosetta Stone

The Instruction Department purchased 50 Rosetta Stone Licenses intended for students and staff. 

There are two intended purposes for this purchase:

  1. To provide older students, especially newcomers, with additional English instruction during the school year, and 
  2. To provide staff with the resources to communicate in the native language of their students and families.

While we have identified two priority staff groups to receive these materials, i.e., Early Childhood staff and administrators who have significant bilingual populations, we will still have additional licenses for other staff members.  

If you are interested in using this tool, please send an email to powers.diane that includes:

  • Your current position in the district and
  • Language you need to learn. 

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

@ Dr. Nancy Wagner
[email protected]

Department Fax:

@ Nancy Torres
Executive Assistant
[email protected]

@ Lore Levene
Coordinator, LA & Literacy
[email protected]

@ Christine Ciringione
Curriculum Coordinator 
[email protected]

@ Carolyn Whitson
Administrative Secretary
[email protected]

@ Randall Haack
Coordinator of Assessment & Instructional Technology
[email protected]

@ Diane Powers
Administrative Secretary - IRC
[email protected]

@ Lia Marvucic
Teacher Leader - Math
[email protected]

@ Maureen McAbee
Executive Director of English Language Learners
[email protected]

@ Martina Perez
ELL Coordinator
[email protected]

@ Carolina Hernandez
Administrative Secretary - ELL
[email protected]

@ Marilia Gutierrez
District Translator
[email protected]

Curricular Resources

Online Staff Resources

Summer Programming Committee Updates

Staff click here for updates and information.