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Common Core Standards

Information regarding Common Core Standards by grade level in English and Mathematics.

English
Math

Visit Common Core webpage for more details on the standards.

What would instruction look like?

Common Core shifts the way we provide instruction to students.  Below is a table comparing what was expected from the California Content State Standards to what is now expected from the Common Core State Standards.  Click here for a table breaking down the differences.

Parents' Guide to Success

reading word mapParents’ Guides to Student Success were developed as a support for families as students transition into the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Created by teachers, parents, and other education experts from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.

Parents' Guides to Student Success

Parent Roadmaps

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
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Grade Level Expectations

Developing students who can excel in the areas of Language Arts and math takes hard work and high expectations from both teachers and parents.  The following links help outline what is expected of students according grade level.  Feel free to consult with your child’s teacher should you have any questions or concerns regarding the expectation levels set forth.  

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English Language Arts:

Kindergarten
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
High School

Mathematics:

Kindergarten
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Eighth
High School