Parent Guides to the Common Core Standards

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This is a series of materials, websites and guides aimed at helping parents navigate the Common Core Standards.

  • Common Core Shifts for Students and Parents

    These practical guides (in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, and Haitian Creole) provide steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core.
  • A Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning

    The NYS PTA and NYSUT partnered to create this brochure to help parents understand the Common Core
  • What Do Parents Need to Know?

    A series published by Education Northwest to keep regional stakeholders informed about the Common Core initiative.
  • Parents’ Guide to Student Success

    The Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in response to the Common Core Standards. The National PTA® created the guides in English and Spanish for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
  • Common Core for Families

    A website maintained by the New York City Department of Education that provides Common Core resources in several languages.
  • A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Standards

    A helpful article on that provides an explanation of the Common Core for parents.
  • New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

    The New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics include all of the national Common Core State Standards, in addition to the New York-recommended additions approved by the Board of Regents on January 10, 2011. New York State also added Prekindergarten standards.
  • Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards - Mathematics

    These roadmaps from the Council of the Great City Schools provide guidance to parents about what their child will learn in mathematics and how they can help support their child's learning in grades K-8.