Common Core State Standards

What are the new Common Core State Standards?

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education joined 45 states across the U.S. to adopt a new set of academic standards for students called the Common Core State Standards. These standards will help ensure that students are receiving a consistently high quality education, from school to school and state to state.

Teachers, parents, business leaders, and educational experts have all weighed in to create the common core state standards. These standards allow students to understand what is expected of them and to become progressively more proficient in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. At the same time, teachers will be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. With the focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, teachers now have the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well and give students the opportunity to really master them.

With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed and build a strong future for themselves and the country.

View the Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts
View the Common Core State Standards – Mathematics
View the Etiwanda School District Transitional Kindergarten Essential Standards

 

Three-Minute Video Explaining Common Core


Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards – What Do Parents Need to Know?

What do parents need to know about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? How will they affect teaching and assessment in mathematics and English language arts? These and other questions are answered in the March 2011 “Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards”—a series published by Education Northwest to keep parents informed. Click on image for pdf.

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Parent Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards

The new Common Core State Standards are changing education in the classroom and these changes are called shifts
. The guide below shows what these shifts change, what you might see in your child’s backpack, and what you
can do to help your child. Please click on the image below to view this document (pdf format).

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What Your Student Will Learn:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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English: Grades K–2
Spanish: Grades K–2

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English: Grades 3–5
Spanish: Grades 3–5

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English: Grades 6–8
Spanish: Grades 6–8

MATHEMATICS

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English: Grades K–2
Spanish: Grades K–2

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English: Grades 3–5
Spanish: Grades 3–5

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English: Grades 6–8
Spanish: Grades  6–8


National PTA Parent Guide to Student Success

The Parent Guides developed by the National PTA includes grade-level information on the Common Core State Standards, including material on:

  • Key items students should be learning in language arts and mathematics
  • Activities parents can do at home to support their child’s learning
  • Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.

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Available in the following languages:


CDE Parent Resource Page

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssresourcesparents.asp

Provides links to Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages informational handouts, flyers in multiple languages, along with other information for parents in supporting their child with Common Core.


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 at http://www.ccsesa.org/index/sp_CommonCoreStandards.cfm.


Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps

http://www.cgcs.org/Domain/36
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (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.


Highlights of the Commons Core State Standards:

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English Language Arts Mathematics

Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents:

Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

Arabic – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)

Armenian (Eastern) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Armenian (Western) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Chinese (simplified) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Chinese (traditional) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Farsi (Persian) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Hindi – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Hmong – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Japanese – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Khmer (Cambodian) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Korean – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Lao – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Punjabi – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Russian – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Somali – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Spanish – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Ukrainian – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)
Vietnamese – Overview of the Common Core State Standards (DOC)

Arabic – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)

Armenian (Eastern) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Armenian (Western) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Chinese (simplified) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Chinese (traditional) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Farsi (Persian) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Hindi – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Hmong – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Japanese – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Khmer (Cambodian) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Korean – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Lao – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Pilipino (Tagalog) – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Punjabi – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Russian – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Somali – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Spanish – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Ukrainian – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)
Vietnamese – Highlights of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (DOC)