Friday, November 15, 2013

Common Core Standards: Information for Parents

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. 

The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. 

With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Information and resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians.

CCSS Resources for Parents and Guardians | DOC
This one page handout includes a list of resources for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the CCSS and how to support their child's attainment of these standards.

Informational Handouts
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

CCSS and Parents and Guardians (DOC)
This handout includes information about transitioning to the CCSS for parents and guardians.

Available translations of the CCSS and Parents and Guardians handout

K-8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. This document has been translated into 17 languages. The handbook and translations may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web page under the General Overview Materials section.

Grade Level Curriculum
The grade-level curriculum documents are organized by individual grade levels and include information about the CCSS. There are also archived webinars for the kindergarten through grade six documents which highlight the curriculum across the featured grade level with special focus on the CCSS.

Common Core Resources for Special Education
CCSS resources and guidelines for the special education community.

Parents' Guide to Student Success
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child's learning.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the ELA and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

Shifts for Students and Parents
EngageNY has created a practical guide that provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the CCSS.