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CA State Standards

RBUSD ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD PARENT GUIDES
Click on the grade level below to access parent guides to understanding the RBUSD Elementary Report Cards and Grading.

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
CCSS PARENT RESOURCES
At home activities
http://www.engageny.org/educational-activities-for-parents-and-students
Achieve the Core: Introduce the Common Core to Parents and Community Members
This informational toolkit for parents and community about the Common Core includes facilitator's guide and PowerPoint. The toolkit is designed for grades kindergarten through high school.
http://www.achievethecore.org/common-core-intro-for-parents
California Department of Education (CDE) Resources for Parents and Guardians
The California Department of Education has compiled a list of resources for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their children’s attainment of these standards. Resources include informational flyers, handbooks, and guides.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssresourcesparents.asp
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp
CDE Common Core Resources Web page
This page provides information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and English Language Arts.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/
California Department of Education (CDE) Resources for Parents and Guardians (Multilingual Resources)
The California Department of Education has compiled Fact Sheets that provide an overview of the Common Core in 18 different languages, http://inet2.cde.ca.gov/cmd/translatedparentaldoc.aspx?docid=7935-7940
K-8 California Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State PTA, gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight.
K-8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
California PTA Parent Resources
The California PTA provides a variety of resources to help parents understand the Common Core State Standards. The resources include Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core, Parents’ Guide to Student Success, a list of additional resources, and articles of interest.
http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/e-standards.cfm
Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through grade eight. The roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom. The Roadmaps are offered in English and Spanish.
http://www.cgcs.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=244
http://www.cgcs.org/Page/263
Council of Great City Schools Common Core State Standards Video Clip
This three-minute video explains how the common core standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. The video is also offered in Spanish:
http://www.commoncoreworks.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=239
Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
The Hunt Institute and CCSSO provide a video entitled, "A New Foundation for Student Success" which presents an introduction to the Common Core State Standards, including a brief history. http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp
National PTA Parent Resources
The National PTA provides a variety of resources to help parents understand the Common Core State Standards. Resources provided on the website include a CCSS Toolkit, the full CCSS, PowerPoint presentations, content briefs on the standards as well as brief videos.
http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583
Shifts for Parents and Students
A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core. The guide is available in five languages. http://www.engageny.org/resource/shifts-for-students-and-parents/
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Practice Tests
The Smarter Balanced tests, which will be administered in the 2014-15 academic year, will assess the full range of Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11. Practice Test for this computer delivered test are available to schools and districts for practice and training purposes, professional development activities, and for discussions with parents, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders.
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/
Smarter Balanced Resources for Engaging Parents and the Public
The Smarter Balanced Website lists a variety of resources including videos, parent guides, and access to the PTA Parents’ Guides to Student Success.
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/k-12-education/common-core-state-standards-tools-resources/
Will There Be New Tests for the New Standards?
Yes, California is a governing member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The consortium is developing new tests that will measure student progress toward career and college readiness. You may learn more about the new tests and California’s participation in the SBAC at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterbalanced.asp.
California’s CCSS Implementation Plan
The Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California is a living document approved by the State Board of Education in March 2012. The plan, available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ identifies the major phases and activities involved in implementing the CCSS and serves as the blueprint for remodeling the education system to support student success in career and college.
Resources for Parents and Guardians
The following Web resources provide the most current information from the California Department of Education (CDE) Web Site and are continuously updated. The first reference is the main CDE CCSS Web Page which includes the Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California, the Significant Milestones Timeline, and a “Learn More” section that provides additional links to audience specific information.
California Department of Education CCSS Web Page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ (select “Students/Parents” tab)
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Information:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterbalanced.asp
K-8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook:
http://www.ccsesa.org/sysadmin/documents/CCSParentHandbook_020411.doc
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State PTA, gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight.
 
MATH RESOURCES
Click on the links below for parent resources and other information regarding elementary math teaching and learning!



CA Dept. of Ed Math Resources for Parents



Math Resource Guide - Math Instruction in the Classroom
Supporting your child in Mathematics


PTA'S PARENT GUIDE
The National PTA created a Common Core and state assessment resource guide for parents. The Parent’s Guide
includes an overview of the assessments with measure student progress against more rigorous standards, sample tests questions, an overview of the accountability system and additional resources.

WESTED WEBINAR
West Ed has also produced a meaningful webinar and resources for parents, specific to the new math standards. You can view the webinar titled: Parent Engagement and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. If you are short on time I recommend downloading the Asking Good Questions handout for some ideas for how to support your child at home with the standards for mathematical practice.