"Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade."
- National Governors Association (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
The standards describe what each student should know and be able to do in each subject area and in every grade.
Common Core Conversations
Click on the parent link at the top for more information specifically for parents/guardians about the common core state standards. This is a great website that lists many of the most go-to sites for educators and parents regarding common core.
Facts and information for parents/guardians about common core. English and Spanish resources available.
This site explains the standard shifts in mathematics and English, describes the myths versus facts about common core, and has a list of frequently asked questions just for parents/guardians. Be sure to look at the links towards the bottom of the page.