These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.
What are the Common Core Standards?
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.
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. The handbook and translations in 17 languages may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web page under the General Overview Materials section at http://ccsesa.org/special-projects/common-core-standards-communication-tools/.
California PTA Parent Resources Web Page
The California State PTA has made available many resources for parents to learn more about the CCSS and support their child's achievement of the standards. Resources include frequently asked questions, presentations, a parents' guide, links to additional resources, and articles of interest.
“What’s Cooking With the Common Core in California?” Video
The FrameWorks Institute, in collaboration with the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, presents this video introduction to the CCSS in California.
Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
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.
Achieve the Core Common Core Resources for Parents and Community Members
This Web page contains resources compiled for parents and guardians introducing the CCSS including information about the standards; guides, roadmaps, and videos for parents; and teacher and business support for the CCSS.
Common Core Resources for Special Education
CCSS resources and guidelines for the special education community.
California Department of Education CCSS Resources Web page
Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.
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If you would like further information regarding the CCSS, please contact the California Department of Education’s Common Core Team by phone at 916-319-0490 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.