• The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) DO:
    • Simply lay out what foundational skills our students should have mastered at each grade in order to be on track to graduate ready for college and career. 
    • Provides you, the parent, with a clearer picture of how prepared your child is for his or her next steps. 
    • Provides you and your child’s teacher an opportunity to make adjustments as needed to ensure there are no surprises down the road.:
    • Not tell teachers how to teach nor are they a curriculum

    They ARE:

    • Changes in learning for English/Language Arts and Mathematics
    • Benchmarked against academic standards from the world’s top performing countries
    • Aligned to College and Workplace expectations
    • Focused on 21st Century skills
    This was a presentation given by the super intendant to the PTSA about Common Core to help parents get better acquainted with it:  Common Core PPT