How does Illinois stack up against the other 49 states in its civic education requirements and standards?
Find out using a new interactive map from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) that illustrates where states stand in their civic education policies in relation to one another. On a basic level, the mapped graphic quickly presents information on state by state civics guidelines, such as social studies / civics assessment practices and graduation requirements, as well as the presence of service learning standards. Users can explore the map in its entirety, by geographic region, or through a customizable filter. For more detailed information, users can double click on a state to view a snapshot of that state’s civic education policies contextualized within relevant data on education, socio-economic indicators, political engagement, and civic and political climate.
This interactive map is a helpful data illustration as we move forward with a national conversation on K-12 civic education reform.