In the Spring of 2011, Knoxville CUSD #202 engaged in a district-wide review of the district curriculum. The first step in this process was identifying and aligning the district curriculum with the Illinois Learning Standards and Common Core Standards. As the review progressed, the district committed to focusing on aligning the curriculum with the Common Core Standards as they represent the future of what students will be expected to know and do. The implementation of Common Core has not been without some controversy. Our focus in Knoxville has been to implement the Common Core Standards in order to be compliant with the Illinois State Board of Education requirements. However, we feel that there is enough flexibility in the standards to allow us to include content that we feel is important for our students. In other words, we have tried to find the "happy medium" and take the positives from Common Core and combine them with what our students need.
After the curriculum alignment was completed, content area groups began working with the curriculum in more depth. Because this process is more complicated, these in-depth reviews take longer periods of time to complete. As they are completed, information will be posted here for district staff to access, as well as parents, community members, and prospective residents. The Content Area Reviews will occur on a four year rotation using the following schedule (the year in parentheses indicates the first year each content area was reviewed):
Year 1: Math & PE/Health/Driver's Education (2015-2016)
Year 2: English/Language Arts & Foreign Language (2016-2017)
Year 3: Science & Career/Technical Education (2017-2018)
Year 4: Social Studies & Fine Arts (2018-2019)
Curriculum Information can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
|Curriculum Map||Secondary Course Sequence||Standard Alignment Grids|
|Business Course Sequence|
|N/A||K-12 English/Language Arts Alignment Grids|
|Math Course Sequence||Math CCS Alignment|
|Science||5-12 Science Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)|
|Social Science||Social Science K-12 C3 Alignment Grid|