Curriculum and Instruction
We, in District 105, are committed to providing an engaging and challenging learning experience for all of our students. To do so, we are constantly examining our instructional materials to insure they will best meet our students' diverse needs. This site serves as a way to update parents and the entire District 105 community with timely information related to the District's curriculum. This site contains information about instructional materials, specific grade level learning goals, curriculum renewal cycles, student performance data, and parent resources for each curricular area. We are proud to serve the children of School District 105. We thank you for your continued support!
Please contact Kathryn Heeke, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Illinois Assessment Survey
Every year school districts across Illinois report to the State timelines for all standardized assessments for students. These assessments include IAR (Illinois Assessment for Readiness) and MAP as well as specialized assessments for students as needed. You can view this information by clicking this link.
Towards the bottom left side of the page you can search for a specific school or overall district. Our district name is La Grange (with a space) SD 105 South. Should you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Heeke, Director of Curriculum or Susan Calder, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction.
The CCSS and District 105
What are the Common Core State Standards?The Common Core State Standards is a set of “national” standards adopted to replace our existing state standards. In the spring of 2015, a new Common Core assessment was given to our students based on these challenging and robust set of standards that better prepare our students to be college and career ready. At the heart of the Common Core State …
Common Core Standards and IAR Assessment
In 2015, we had approximately 200 families attend a forum focused on essential information regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and an overview of PARCC, the Illinois state-mandated CCSS assessment. District 105 teachers also led breakout sessions allowing parents to experience the Common Core Standards
Each year, District 105 works with Candor Health (formerly Robert Crown) to provide programming for our students in grades 5-8. Please see their website for services offered. Building Principals and classroom teachers will provide information on dates and times of presentations.
Common Core Standards and IAR Resources
Browse these links to learn more about the Common Core State Standards, the IAR assessment, and ways to help your child at home in mastering these more rigorous standards.
IAR Practice Test Items
Experience test items similar to those on the spring IAR assessment.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
Link to learn more about the MAP testing given in the winter and spring each school year. Reading and Math are both assessed through the MAP tests.
Math Drill and Practice
Links to websites for Math practice
Links to websites for Math Enrichment
PBIS and The Responsive Classroom
Link to learn more about our Social and Emotional Learning programs
- D105 Curriculum and Instruction Handbook
- Bullying Resources
- Resources provided by Barbara Colorosa, author of The Bully, Bullied, and the Bystander
- District Wide Testing
- Grade Level Curriculum and Learning Targets
- Grade Level Parent Guides to Common Core State Standards
- Presentations to School Board
- Resource Reconsideration Process
District 105 Strategic Plan 2019 - 2025
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the D105 Strategic Plan has been extended to 2025.
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