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Common Core Resources

What are the Common Core Standards?
Information flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in five languages.
K-8 California’s Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (2MB)
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in
consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (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.
Available Translations of the K-8 Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (3MB)
Parents’ Guide to Student Success
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English
language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that
children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
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 eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps
explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside the classroom.
California Department of Education CCSS Resources Web Page
Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State
Board of Education.