Common Core State Standards

Welcome to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Common Core

Hey parents! You may have some questions about what the standards are, and what you can do to help at home.

Here are some resources to help you wade through the TONS of information out there. If you have any further questions, just ask.

First, start by watching this informative video.

Here is the District's CCSS page.

Then, check here, California's Department of Education page for CCSS. There are pages for teachers, parents and students, and administrators.

After, read a few articles for parents:

Frequently Asked Questions

about the CCSS from the official website

A Parent's Guide to the CCSS

Very interesting article

What Parents Need to Know

Article that explains the basics of the CCSS

Revamping the Core of Education

from the UT

Now, check out some parent guides. These are from three sources:

Roadmaps for Parents

information for both math and English Language Arts

organized by grade level,


The National PTA ,

and The California Department of Education.


ELA Roadmap
Math Roadmap
PTA Parent Guide-Kindergarten
California Curriculum Guide-Kindergarten

1st Grade

ELA Roadmap
Math Roadmap
PTA Parent Guide-First Grade
California Curriculum Guide-First Grade

2nd Grade

ELA Roadmap
Math Roadmap
PTA Parent Guide-Second Grade
California Curriculum Guide-Second Grade

3rd Grade

ELA Roadmap
Math Roadmap
PTA Parent Guide-Third Grade
California Curriculum Guide--Third Grade

4th Grade

ELA Roadmap
Math Roadmap
PTA Parent Guide--Fourth Grade
California Curriculum Guide--Fourth Grade

Parent guides for other grade levels are available directly on the three websites listed above. Also on the websites are guides in other languages as well.

How will the kids be tested?

We'll be using a test called Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Here's a Smarter Balanced Fact Sheet for Parents . Here's their website. And their Parent and Student page. Just in case, check out their Frequently Asked Questions page. Take the sample test online


Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this central page of Common Core Information. Please email her with questions or comments. [email protected]

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