The National PTA Parents Guide to Student Success and the New Common Core State Standards
|Posted:||8/18/2008; 11:27:29 AM|
|Topic:||The National PTA Parents Guide to Student Success and the New Common Core State Standards|
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The Parents Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics that more than 48 states have adopted, including California.
Developed by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career. The National PTA created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). The grade level guides can be found at:
You will find key items children should be learning in English Language Arts and Mathematics, once the standards are fully implemented. In addition, parents will find activities to do at home to support their child's learning and for helping them build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
PTAs can play a pivotal role in how the standards are put in place at the state and district levels. PTA leaders are encouraged to meet with their school, district, and/or state administrators to discuss their plans to implement the standards and how their PTA can support that work. The goal is PTAs and education administrators will collaborate on how to share the guides with all parents and caregivers in their states or communities, once the standards are fully implemented. Ultimately, the aim is for the guide to be a tool for parents to build relationships with their children's teachers.
Implementation of the Common Core Standards is in its early stages. To find out more about Californiaï¿½s plan to implement the standards, please go to:
“Estándares educativos Parte 1: ¿Qué son estándares comunes?" http://vidayfamilia.univision.com/es-el-momento/video/2012-06-23/estandares-educativos-parte-1-que