Saint Andrew School

Standards

Saint Andrew School subscribes to the new Illinois Learning Standards and the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools.

The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois accredited schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling. The purpose of these new, more rigorous standards is to better prepare students for college and the workforce.

The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools are offered as school effectiveness standards rather than curriculum content standards, although they support curriculum development consistent with national standards and the Common Core State Standards. They provide benchmarks to determine how well a school is fulfilling its obligation to those who benefit from its services (e.g. students, parents/guardians and families, faculty and staff), to donors and contributors, to the Church, and to civil society. Catholic schools and sponsors are encouraged to commit to the defining characteristics and performance benchmarks of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and to work toward implementing the principles and practices outlined here within the context of their own culture and community.

 
 
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