Glenbard Common Curriculum
The table below provides links to the courses in Glenbard District 87 that have been aligned at all four schools through a district wide curriculum revision process. The links below will take you to course descriptions and links to units of instruction.
STUDENTS & PARENTS: Please use this information as a guide for what to expect as you select courses and prepare over the summer.
PLEASE NOTE: The documents above will be revised as curriculum teams continue to align closer to the new expectations of the Common Core Standards. Also, other curriculum teams are working to align their courses, so check back periodically for other courses that have been aligned district wide.
Background on Common Core & PARCC
The Common Core state standards, developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers, have now been adopted by 48 states. The English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards were completed in 2010, and content frameworks to help guide instruction in support of these standards were released in 2011. The Next Generation Science Standards were released in draft form last summer and are currently under review. The Social Studies standards are in the early stages of development.
Illinois is a governing state in the 24 state consortium sponsoring the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). This consortium is developing the system of assessments that will be implemented during the 2014-2015 school year to assess the Common Core standards. This assessment system will replace the ACT and PSAE tests taken every April by 11th graders under our current achievement and accountability assessment system.
There are several important transitions underway in Glenbard 87 to help our students meet these new standards and perform well on the new assessments. Chief among these is the curriculum revision process we have undertaken to focus our math courses on the mathematical concepts and practices emphasized in the new standards and infuse our English & Social Studies courses with an emphasis on actively reading informational texts and writing arguments to support claims.