It is our hope that each child who attends a Unit 40 school will develop as much as they possibly can within the confines of their own ability. Our mission is to provide the best education possible using all of our available resources in the most efficient manner possible.
Effingham offers programs that focus on the student as a whole and that serve children from early childhood to young adulthood. We not only provide experiences in early childhood, regular education, and special education but we have developed partnerships with colleges and universities that give our students a start on their post-secondary education.
Common Core State Standards
Illinois has joined over 40 other states in adopting the Common Core State Standards which are fewer, clearer, and higher standards for students. Presently, standards have been created for mathematics and English language arts. In development are standards for science and social studies. The goal of these standards is to graduate students who are ready for both college and career. Effingham Unit 40 has a committee comprised of teachers grades K-12 devoted to learning about the Common Core State Standard; analyzing the differences from the old standards to the new; collaborating with one another to ease the transition for teachers, students, and parents; and assuring alignment to the new standards in preparation for the new state assessments scheduled to begin in 2014-15. As part of the transition to the new standards, Illinois is adjusting the ISAT cut scores as well for the March 2013 test. Read a letter from Regional Superintendent Julie Wollerman regarding the new cut scores.
Our School Report Cards
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