Common Core Standards

California Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them.

The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.

With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.

Resources for Parents and Families

What are the Common Core Standards (CCSS)?

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp

Common Core Parent Handbook

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

Overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in five languages.

Achieve the Core

http://www.achievethecore.org

Information from the Twin Rivers District Website

http://www.twinriversusd.org/misc/common_core/

Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS are available in five languages.

Parents' Guide to Student Success

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

A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child's learning.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/parents-students/

Information about the Smarter Balanced Assessments that students will eventually be taking to assess their learning.