Introduction to Common Core State Standards
We're glad you're here to learn more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), how they affect your child's education, and how the District is managing the transition from our previous Washington State standards to the CCSS for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.
Common Core State Standards outline grade level goals in math
and English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy for all K-12 students. The goals are
designed to prepare students for the advanced math and literacy skills needed for
college, career success and to compete in the global economy. The CCSS
communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. Until now
every state had different learning standards. The CCSS bring consistency among participating districts and states, and increase the rigor of the learning goals.
This website contains links to various resources that will help you understand the transformative nature of the Common Core State Standards in American education and the changes you can expect in your child's classroom. We encourage you to explore these resources and continue the conversation with your child's teachers when you have questions.
Please explore the links on the left for more information about the learning standards used across all subjects in the Snoqualmie Valley School District and the changes to the Washington State assessment practices.