The Common Core State Standards define grade-level expectations from kindergarten through high school for what students should know and be able to do in English Language Arts and mathematics to be successful in college and careers. These Standards were adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education and are currently being implemented in Paterson schools.
PEF has gathered this list of resources for parents/guardians to increase understanding of the Common Core.
Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps– Available for grades K-12, in both English and Spanish
Council of Great City Schools Common Core Implementation Calendar – Contains questions that parents, students, teachers, principals and others should be asking about Common Core implementation
National PTA Parent Guide to Student Success –This guide covers K-12
National PTA State Assessment Guide for New Jersey – What parents and students can expect from the assessments being developed that align to the Common Core
Univision Es El Momento – (Spanish) Grade-by-grade parent guides
Alliance for Excellent Education’s Explanation of the Common Core – Explains what the Common Core is, including a FAQ section