Resources for Parents
These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child's attainment of these standards.
K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. The pdf version of this document can be found by clicking the link Common Core Handbook for Parents
PTA Guide to Student Success
A guide 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. The pdf version of this document can be found by clicking the link PTA Guide to Success K through High School
Council of Great City Schools Parent/Guardian Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (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. Pdf versions of each grade span for math and ELA can be found by clicking the appropriate link below.
- Grades TK-2 Roadmap ELA and Math
- Grades 3-5 Roadmap ELA and Math
- Middle School Roadmap ELA and Math
- High School Roadmap ELA and Math
- PTA Policy Brief - pdf
- FAQ's - Answers from PTA - pdf
- Engage NY Presentation on Common Core Shifts in ELA and Math - pdf