In an effort to provide Common Core information to parents, state education officials have released the “Parents’ Guide to Student Success” — a series of resources designed to help parents understand what their children will be learning at each grade level in English and math.
The guides are available in English and Spanish at cde.ca.gov/re/cc/.
Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:
— An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English and math.
— Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
— Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.
These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide students with the deeper learning, critical thinking and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.