Common Core Resources for Parents
Everything you need to know
Top 8 Questions Parents Ask
Across the country, educators are implementing the Common Core State Standards. These are standards that make sense to us as teachers; they reflect what we know to be in the best interest of our students.
As teachers, we think you should hear about the Common Core from educators that are working with it every day. We’ve seen powerful examples of success in our classrooms already: students thinking critically, embracing challenges, and being proud of their triumphs. We understand that many parents may have questions and concerns about standards that will what their students learn— we did too! Below are the questions we hear most often and our answers to them.
PTA: Parent's Guides to Student Success
The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
Created for grades K-8 high school English language arts/literacy and mathematics the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
Myths vs. Facts
Successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires parents, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to have the facts about what the standards are and what they are not. The following myths and facts aim to address common misconceptions about the development, intent, content, and implementation of the standards.
United States Department of Education: College- and Career-Ready Standards
Arkansas Department of Education: Academic Toolkit
States across the country are implementing new standards for student achievement, designed to better prepare young people for careers and college. These academic benchmarks are meant to help parents understand the course material for each grade. They are based on the standards in most of the country and are intended as a general resource for parents, not as a comprehensive breakdown of the contents of your child’s curriculum.