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  • What are the Common Core 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 decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

    In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
     
    Here are a variety of resources with information about the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented in the Washington Union School District.
     

    Common Core State Standards

    Introductory Video of CCSS

    http://vimeo.com/51933492

     

    Math Video - Why is Math Different now?

    http://vimeo.com/110807219

    Overview of California's Common Core State Standards

    Link to California Department of Education's CCSS Homepage

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

     

     

    The California CCSS in English Language Arts

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/finalelaccssstandards.pdf

     

     

    A Parent's Roadmap - English Language Arts

     

    http://www.cgcs.org/Page/330

     

    The California CCSS in Mathematics

    http://www.education.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/ccssmathstandardaug2013.pdf

     

    A Parent's Roadmap - Math

    http://www.cgcs.org/Page/366

     

    A Parent's Guide to School Success

    From the National PTA

     http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

     

    Achieve the Core

    Achieve the Core is a non-profit organization working to support teachers across the country in their efforts to realize the promise of the Common Core State Standards for all students.

    http://www.achievethecore.org

     

    Ch1ldren Now!

    Children Now is a non-profit organization that is working to help parents understand the common core and the state standards. 

    http://www.childrennow.org/issue-areas/education/common-core/engagement-messages/

     

     

     

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