Over the past three years, 46 states have agreed to share a set of state standards for English language arts and literacy and mathematics.It is necessary to understand the changes that will need to take place in order to successfully implement these standards. School districts must provide professional development to assist educators in getting ready for the standards. They need to provide information to parents as well. When all stakeholders are informed and possess an understanding of what the 'road ahead' will look like, there is a natural buy in that all can tap into. Here's information that you can share with parents regarding the Common Core Standards. You will find a parent's guide available in English and Spanish. Consider informational gatherings at PTA/PTO or Open House night as an opportunity to talk about the Common Core Standards and the expectations for each grade level.
Jeanne Rogers is a school technology specialist and former classroom teacher, with a keen interest in Common Core Standards and as a Florida Master Digital Educator has presented information on the Common Core State Standards for Florida.