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Welcome to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 

CCSS

Hey parents!  You may have some questions about what the standards are, and what you can do to help at home.
Here are some resources to help you wade through the TONS of information out there.  If you have any further questions, just ask.
 
First, start by watching this informative video
 
Here is the District's CCSS page
 
Then, check here, California's  Department of Education page for CCSS.  There are pages for teachers, parents and students, and administrators. 
 
After, read a few articles for parents: 
 
about the CCSS from the official website
  
Very interesting article  
 
Article that explains the basics of the CCSS 
 
from the UT 
 
  
Now, check out some parent guides.  These are from three sources:
 
 
information for both math and English Language Arts
organized by grade level, 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindergarten
 
 
1st Grade
 
 
2nd Grade
 
 
3rd Grade
 
 
4th Grade 
 
 
Parent guides for other grade levels are available directly on the three websites listed above.  Also on the websites are guides in other languages as well.
 
 
How will the kids be tested?
We'll be using a test called Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Here's a Smarter Balanced Fact Sheet for Parents .  Here's their website.   And their Parent and Student page.  Just in case, check out their Frequently Asked Questions page.  Take the sample test online
 
 
Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this central page of Common Core Information. Please email her with questions or comments. Akinseth@sandi.net