ILLINOIS LEARNING STANDARDS
The standards describe the content and skills for students in grades K – 12 for social and emotional learning. Each standard includes five benchmark levels that describe what students should know and be able to do in early elementary (grades K – 3), late elementary (grades 4 – 5), middle/junior high (grades 6-8), early high school (grades 9-10), and late high school (grades 11-12). These standards build on the Illinois Social/Emotional Development Standards of the Illinois Early Learning Standards.
These standards have been developed in accordance with Section 15(a) of Public Act 93-0495. This Act calls upon the Illinois State Board of Education to “develop and implement a plan to incorporate social and emotional development standards as part of the Illinois Learning Standards.”
The Illinois State Board of Education partners with Illinois Classrooms in Action to provide a wide variety of resources, including social emotional learning competencies organized by grade band.
Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Printable Descriptors Grades 1-5 Printable Descriptors Grades 1-5
Printable Descriptors Grades 6-12 Printable Descriptors Grades 6-12