Teaching & Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning promotes academic excellence, enhances educational opportunities for District 97 students and staff and strives to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership and support.


New Elementary Standards Based Report Card

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District 97 has taken steps to align our Reading and Math instruction with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which set high expectations for what every child should know and be able to accomplish. Among these steps is the implementation of a new standards-based report card in our elementary schools. This report card will feature a detailed assessment of how a student’s performance aligns with Common Core, and offer information about behaviors that contribute to each child’s growth and development.

Our ultimate goal is for all of our students to be proficient in the standards by the end of the school year. Their proficiency and mastery of the standards will be based on the professional judgment of our teachers, evidence collected via classroom observations and the assessment of each student’s work.


Standards-Based Grading (SBG) Information

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Stevens Amendment
Disclosure of Federal Participation

Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government's portion of the financial support. This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars by Oak Park Elementary School District 97 meets the Stevens Amendment requirement. Staff development opportunities, resources purchases and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.


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