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Making Sense of the Common Core Standards Codes

Each of the Common Core Standards contains a unique code that makes it easy to reference for organizational purposes. Each code contains four aspects that indicate specific information: subject, grade [more…]

Navigating the Student Writing Samples in Appendix C of the ELA Standards

Appendix C of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards offers student writing examples that may help you and your child better understand the standards. Here's an overview of what you'll find and [more…]

Using Calculators with the Common Core Standards

Calculators are useful tools, but when should you let your child use one? Many parents consider that question as their children encounter difficult math concepts. The Common Core Standards don't provide [more…]

Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The best way to help your child succeed with the Common Core curriculum is to read the actual standards and understand what skill each is addressing. Reviewing writing samples in Appendix C of the English [more…]

Acting on Concerns about Your Child's Schoolwork

From time to time, you're going to have questions, and possibly even some concerns, about your child's schoolwork. This may stem from the difficulty (or lack thereof) of assignments, the content being [more…]

10 Things to Know about Common Core Assessments

Helping your child succeed with the Common Core Standards will prepare her for taking on tests designed to monitor students' progress. Here's what you need to know about the Common Core assessment tests [more…]


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