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.
K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent 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.
California PTA Parent Resources: 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: 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: 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: