Common Core

Informational Links About
the Common Core

  • A Common Core FAQ created by teachers, for teachers that includes key information about the background of the Standards, what the changes mean for students and resources where parents can learn more.

  • Milestone Videos from GreatKids.org are short videos for parents that show what children in grades K-5 should be able to do in each grade.

  • Parent Roadmaps from Council of Great City Schools (available in both English and Spanish) provide guidance to parents about what the Standards call for students to be able to do in grades K-8 in math and ELA by the end of each grade level. The roadmaps also offer tips for parents on how to help their children at home and how to talk to their children’s teachers about the Standards.

  • As always, the Shifts at a Glance help explain the biggest instructional changes in ELA and math.