Preparing Today’s Student for Tomorrow’s World
The New State Standards Standards for: Mathematical Practice & Content These are described as what math students need to know (content) and how students are to apply and extend math principles (practice). The 8 mathematical practices are just as important as the content standards and are an essential component for all grade levels, K-12. Standards for: ELA & Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects The CCSS for ELA describe expertise that students will develop in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will then use and strengthen these skills in other subjects, becoming 21st century literate.
Key Features Include:
Reading: Text Complexity and growth of comprehension.
Writing: Text types, responding to reading, and research
Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration
Language: Conventions (grammar), effective use of, and vocabulary development
Resources for Parents & CCSS
Parent Guides to Student Success
Parent Roadmaps ELA
Parent Roadmaps Math
5 Facts: Making Sense of CCSS
CCSS Resources for Parents
Shifts for Parents and Students
What Parents Need To Know
CCSS Tools and Resources for Assessment
Common Core Facts
This is a state led initiative.
This is not a national mandate or a national curriculum.
States voluntarily choose to whether or not to adopt the standards and retain full authority for implementation, preventing the possibility of a federal takeover.
These are shared goals across the country.
The shared goals will increase accountability by providing transparent data that allows for true comparisons across state lines.
The standards focus on concept as well as skill.
The standards establish what students need to learn across grade levels.
Parent Information Guide Why Common Core?
Collaboration: the standards create a foundation for your child to work collaboratively with their peers.
Preparation: the standards will better prepare your child for college and their career
Equality: the expectations are consistent for all students
Clarity: the standards are clear, consistent and focused across all grade levels
Applicable: the standards are relevant to the real world, reflecting knowledge and skills, your child needs to be successful
Helping at Home
Play games at home, math games, word games, solve puzzles
Create a text rich environment at home.
Have your child explain what they are reading, read with them, or have a discussion.
Have your child explain what they are working on, make sense of things together.
Value mistakes, make them learning opportunities, it helps the brain grow.
Visit the library and bookstores, make them fun adventures.