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Common Core Standards Basics

The Common Core Standards set consistent and clear expectations for what students must know at the completion of each grade from kindergarten through high school. The standards establish expectations in [more…]

The Goal of Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards address the shortcomings and build upon the strengths of current state standards. Governors, education officials, and educators who developed the Common Core Standards had several [more…]

Why Haven’t We Seen Common Core Standards Until Now?

Efforts under the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton to establish Common Core Standards among the states failed because of a few key elements. Take a look at these [more…]

The History of Common Core Standards

The push for common standards shared by multiple states isn’t new. Conversations about “common” or “national” standards have been a significant part of the public discussion on education for several decades [more…]

Common Core Standards: State Adoptions and Implementation

At the same time that the Common Core Standards were written, President Barack Obama announced a competitive grant program called Race to the Top, offering more than [more…]

Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Mathematics and English Language Arts each has its very own set of Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice are composed of the following three key components: [more…]

How to Meet the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice stress the importance of developing a conceptual understanding of various mathematical principles and being able to apply mathematical knowledge and [more…]

Common Core Standards: Mathematics Content Standards by Domain

The Common Core content standards for mathematics are all part of specific domains, or categories, that are often relevant to multiple grade levels. The idea behind this approach is that certain concepts [more…]

What You Should Know about the Common Core Standards Mathematics Appendix

The appendix to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice outlines some ideas on how to organize the math standards into courses in high school. Although these decisions will probably be made [more…]

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts

The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are composed of the following elements. There are three key components you should [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Reading Comprehension

The Common Core Standards for reading range from kindergarten through Grade 12 and are used with any genres students encounter in English and reading classes. These standards are designed to guide students [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Writing Skills

The English Language Arts Common Core writing standards, which apply to kindergarten through Grade 12, are designed to ensure that your child’s mastery of writing progresses with each school year. As with [more…]

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Speaking and Listening Skills

To be successful in their personal, academic, and professional lives, and to meet the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, students must be able to listen and understand as information is provided [more…]

What You Should Know about English Language Arts Common Core Standard 10

English Language Arts Common Core Standard 10: Range, Quality, and Complexity serves as a bookend for the reading and writing skills developed in kindergarten through Grade 12. While striving to attain [more…]

What You Should Know about Common Core Literacy Standards

In Grades 6-12, the reading and writing standards in history, social studies, science, and technical subjects are separated from English Language Arts Common Core Standards. The reading standards are divided [more…]

What You Should Know about the Common Core Standards ELA Appendix

The appendixes to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards include a variety of resources that are useful for parents and educators. Unlike the appendix to the math standards, which only addresses [more…]

Common Core Standards Instructional Shifts

Although the Common Core Standards don’t dictate curriculum, changes in expectations for what students need to know and be able to do call for changes in the ways various skills and concepts are taught [more…]

How to Create a Setting Conducive to Learning for Common Core Standards

Your home environment significantly impacts your child’s education and her ability to meet the Common Core Standards. The more ways you can create a setting that supports learning and encourages your child [more…]

Common Core Standards: How to Model Lifelong Learning

Children look to their parents and other significant adults in their lives to determine what’s important to them. For Common Core Standards success, it’s imperative that you model good learning habits. [more…]

How to Encourage and Nurture a Curious Mind for Common Core Standards Success

A significant aspect of the shift to the Common Core Standards involves developing deep and critical thinkers who are capable of examining information and drawing conclusions. Deep, critical thinkers are [more…]

How to Make Learning Resources Readily Available for Common Core Standards Success

To achieve Common Core Standards success, they need access to relevant materials. Your child has plenty of learning resources at school — teachers, books, videos, computers with Internet access, fellow [more…]

How to Make Education Relevant to the Real World for Common Core Standards Success

Success in Common Core Standards requires direct association to the real world. If you spend much time around school-aged children, it won’t take long before you hear one ask, “Why am I learning this?” [more…]

How to Support Your School’s Efforts for Common Core Standards Success

One of the most important steps you can take in support of your child’s education and to ensure Common Core Standards success is to be an active participant in his school’s initiatives and efforts. Getting [more…]

How to Communicate Effectively with Teachers and Administrators for Common Core Standards Success

Your child spends a significant percentage of his time with his teachers at school. Satisfying the Common Core Standards and receiving a good education requires consistent communication. If the purpose [more…]

How to Monitor Your Child’s Progress for Common Core Standards Success

To make sure that your child is showing adequate progress at school and will meet the Common Core Standards, it’s essential that you keep track of how he is doing when it comes to mastery of important [more…]

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