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An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
What they mean for you and your children
The new standards will get students ready for success in college and the workforce.
For every 100 ninth graders in the US…
65 graduate from high school
37 enter college
24 are still enrolled in sophomore year
12 graduate with a degree in six years
Ready Building Awareness 2011-2012
Educators are preparing for the transition to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. This includes exploring the instructional shifts, grade level standards, and assessment samples.
Set Streamlining Curricula, Instructional Shifts2012-2013
Educators are engaging in the transition to the Common Core State Standards. This includes aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the CCSS.
Go Refine and Adjust2013-2014
Educators will fully implement the Common Core State Standards. This includes aligning instruction so that students will be prepared for the new state assessment to be administered in the 2014-15 school year: Smarter Balanced.
What’s different in the new standards?
ELA Test Question – Pre Common Core
ELA Test Question – Post Common Core
So, what can parents really do to help?
Books that are both fiction and non-fiction
Real-world examples that makes what they’re learning in English and math make more sense
Writing assignments that require students to use evidenceto support their work
Math homework that asks students to write out how they got their answer
Math homework that ask students to use different methods to solve the same problem
Did you talk about anything you read in class today? Did you use evidence from the text when you talked about what you read?
What are you wondering? Where could you go to find information?
How often did you use math today? How did you use it?
What new words did you learn in class today? What do they mean?
What mistakes did you make today and what did you learn from them?
At your table, talk about strategies you use to get your kids talking about their days after school
What questions do you ask?
Do you discuss what they tell you?
How do you get them excited to talk?
What do you do when they refuse to talk?
A Closer Look: ELA/Literacy Shifts
A Closer Look: Mathematics Shifts
What strategies did we discuss today that you think you might use with your children?
What other information would be helpful to you?
What other questions do you have?