Common Core State Standards



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.

1.    First, start by watching this informative video.

2.    Here is the District's CCSS page.

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


·      Additional articles for parents:

o   Frequently Asked Questions

·      About the CCSS from the official website

o   A Parent's Guide to the CCSS

·      Very interesting article

o   What Parents Need to Know

·      Article that explains the basics of the CCSS from the Union Tribune

o   Revamping the Core of Education

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

o   Roadmaps for Parents


Information for both math and English Language Arts organized by grade level, 

o   The National PTA

o   The California Department of Education.


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

1st Grade

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

2nd Grade

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

3rd Grade

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

4th Grade

o   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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