Parent Guides to the Common Core State Standards
New standards, called Common Core State Standards, are on the way for all students in California, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These standards set high expectations for all students. They are rigorous and internationally benchmarked; research- and evidence-based; aligned with college and career expectations; and they build on the foundation laid by individual states. The aim of this state-led initiative is to develop standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career.
FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS
For more information about the new state standards and what they mean for students, teachers and schools, click here.
You can also view a detailed presentation from the California Department of Education.
PARENTS' GUIDE TO STUDENT SUCCESS
Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You'll also learn more about how you can support your child's learning and other helpful information.
- Parent's Guide to Student Success (complete) [en Español]
- Kindergarten [en Español]
- 1st Grade [en Español]
- 2nd Grade [en Español]
- 3rd Grade [en Español]
- 4th Grade [en Español]
- 5th Grade [en Español]
- 6th Grade [en Español]
- 7th Grade [en Español]
- 8th Grade [en Español]
- High School Math [en Español]
- High School English [en Español]
This three-minute video from the Council of the Great City Schools explains how the new state standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. [en Español]
- California Department of Education
Find detailed information about the new state standards including implementation and resources for teachers, administrators, the higher education community and parents.
- 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 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.
- SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Information
SMARTER Balanced tests will assess the full range of Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11. It will measure current student achievement and growth over time, showing progress toward college and career readiness, and allowing for growth models.