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Common Core State Standards Information and Resources

Common Core Resources for Parents: Where to Learn More and Get More

This is a collection of resources that will help parents and families understand the New York State Common Core Standards. Available in the following languages:

Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards 

This guide is designed to help you understand how the standards will affect your child, what changes you will see and what you can do at home to help your child in the classroom. Available in the following languages:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

In this document, you will find some frequently asked questions and answers about the standards. It will be updated over time. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal to learn more about your school’s work with the Common Core. Available in the following languages:

Working with the "Shifts": What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Learn

The Common Core State Standards ask teachers to make 12 major “shifts” or (changes) in their classrooms – six shifts in English language arts and six shifts in Mathematics. These changes may be tough at first as students and teachers adjust to higher expectations. As a parent, you can help and learn more by talking with your child about what they are learning. Ask open-ended questions about what they learned in school each day, read their homework and attend school events to learn about what their teachers expect. This document explains some of the ways that your child’s classroom is changing and how you can help. Available in the following languages: