These resources have been complied 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?
K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
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.
Achieve the Core Common Core Resources for Parents and Community Members
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.
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.
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Learn why the Common Core is important for your child.
New Brochures Help Explain California Common Core State Standard
What kinds of things will my child learn in mathematics and English language arts in first grade? In high school? New brochures focused on the California Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA) are now available to help teachers and other educators answer such questions from parents, guardians, and other community members.
The brochures, which can be downloaded from the Sacramento County Office of Education Web site, are organized by grade span and provide insights into what students will be learning:
The brochures on the mathematics standards showcase example problems, and the brochures on the ELA standards highlight the progression of learning through the grade levels. Each brochure also provides suggestions for parents/guardians to support their students’ learning and a list of additional resources.
The brochures were developed on behalf of the Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core under the leadership of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division of the CDE and the Sacramento County Office of Education. For the best visual presentation, the brochures are designed to be printed two sided (flipped on the short edge), and then folded into thirds.