Instructional Resource Links

CCSS and Students, Parents, and Guardians 

Information and resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians. (From

Common Core

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.

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Parent Roadmaps

The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the 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.

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Parent's Guide to Success 

A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) 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

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Informational Handouts

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

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CA Department of Education

Information and resources about the academic content standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.

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Smarter Balanced Assessment System

The Smarter Balanced Assessment System utilizes computer based tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Digital Library of formative assessment tools.

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