• Talking with Parents

    Many parents and community members have questions about the Common Core – from what it is, to what they can do to help their children meet the Standards. In this section you’ll find resources to help non-educators build their understanding of the Common Core, discern fact from fiction when it comes to Common Core myths and take concrete actions to support students outside of the classroom.

  • Learn More About the Common Core

    This presentation can be used to introduce parents to the Common Core State Standards

    These helpful websites and resources can be shared with parents to help them learn more about the Common Core State Standards

    • Top 8 Questions Parents Ask Teachers

      Teachers answer the top questions parents have about the Common Core and what it means for their child.

      PTA Parent Guides

      Collection of brief guides explaining what students are expected to learn in each grade. Designed for parents, and helpful for teachers.

      ELA/Literacy Parent Roadmaps

      Grade-specific handouts for parents with simple explanations of what students need to know in ELA / literacy created by the Council of Great City Schools.

      English Language Version

      Spanish Language Version

      Mathematics Parent Roadmaps

      Grade-specific handouts for parents with simple explanations of what students need to know in math created by the Council of Great City Schools.

      English Language Version

      Spanish Language Version

      Frequently Asked Questions - Corestandards.org

      Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Common Core State Standards, from how they were developed to what they mean for states and local communities.

    • Common Core 101 - Alliance for Excellent Education

      A primer to the Common Core State Standards that explains how the Standards were developed.

      EngageNY Parent and Family Resources

      The Toolkit for Parents and Families is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and families understand education reform initiatives and how the changes will help students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

      Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

      Three minute video giving an overview of the history of and reason for the Common Core State Standards.

      English Language Version

      Spanish Language Version

      Understand the Common Core State Standards

      These videos explain how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. Videos available in both English and Spanish

      30-Second Overview

      3-Minute Overview

      Great Schools Milestone Videos

      Milestones videos show students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing and math, grade by grade. High school Milestones videos shows some real-world skills students should know as well as the academic ones.

      Achieving Tomorrow

      This website provides resources to those looking to learn more about the Common Core State Standards: why they were created and what they mean for today’s students. Search by state to find out the details about the local education landscape: from remediation rates to assessment information. The site also provides links to resources for parents, business leaders and teachers who want to support implementation.

  • How Parents Can Help Their Students With the Common Core

    These websites can be shared with parents looking to help their students with the Common Core State Standards.

      Great Schools Assessment Guide

      Parents can use this simple tool to understand students' scores and learn how to help them at home.

      Be a Learning Hero

      Be A Learning Hero allows parents to navigate the changes happening in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school. This site includes tools and resources (searchable by grade level) to support students' learning at home.

      Univision: Key to Success (Clave al Éxito)

      Clave al Éxito (Key to Success) is an educational resource to help Hispanic parents engage in their child’s education. The goal is to provide Hispanic families with the information, access, and resources they need to help their children succeed in school and to support them in navigating their path to college.