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

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(72.2 kb)

Kindergarten Expectations Guide

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(7.9 kb)

Kindergarten Expectations Benchmarks

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(11.9 kb)

High frequency words - Form 6

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(8.3 kb)

Kindergarten Expectations

1st Grade

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(73.4 kb)

1st Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(81.9 kb)

1st Grade Science Expectations

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(84.6 kb)

1st Grade Math Expectations

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(76.4 kb)

1st Grade Language Arts Expectations

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(67.6 kb)

1st Grade Health

2nd Grade

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(76.5 kb)

2nd Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(81.1 kb)

2nd Grade Science Expectations

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(85.2 kb)

2nd Grade Math Expectations

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(77.3 kb)

2nd Grade Language Arts Expectations

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(85.2 kb)

2nd Grade Health

3rd Grade

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(79.4 kb)

3rd Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(82.7 kb)

3rd Grade Science Expectations

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(94.2 kb)

3rd Grade Math Expectations

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(76.7 kb)

3rd Grade Language Arts Expectations

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(85.8 kb)

3rd Grade Health

4th Grade

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(84.4 kb)

4th Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(83.2 kb)

4th Grade Science Expectations

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(85.8 kb)

4th Grade Math Expectations

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(86.1 kb)

4th Grade Language Arts Expectations

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(86.0 kb)

4th Grade Health

5th Grade

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(90.9 kb)

5th Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(84.0 kb)

5th Grade Science Expectations

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(88.3 kb)

5th Grade Math Expectations

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(84.6 kb)

5th Grade Language Arts Expectations

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(86.3 kb)

5th Grade Health

6th Grade

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(83.5 kb)

6th Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(81.2 kb)

6th Grade Science Expectations

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(77.8 kb)

6th Grade Math Expectations

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(81.9 kb)

6th Grade Language Arts Expectations

7th Grade

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(78.1 kb)

7th Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(81.4 kb)

7th Grade Science Expectations

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(86.5 kb)

7th Grade Math Expectations

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(78.1 kb)

7th Grade Language Arts Expectations

8th Grade

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(91.8 kb)

8th Grade Social Studies Expectations

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(81.3 kb)

8th Grade Science Expectations

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(88.8 kb)

8th Grade Math Expectations

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(86.5 kb)

8th Grade Language Arts Expectations