National PTA® recently released the Parents’ Guide to Student Success. The Guide provides information on the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts that have been adopted by more than 40 states and how the standards can be used to improve children’s educational achievements. The Guide illustrates how parents play a key role in this effort.
The Guide is designed to inform interested parent leaders about how the standards are put into place at the state and district levels. There is a guide for each grade (K-8) and two for grades 9–12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). The 11 individual guides are also available in Spanish. Although many states have adopted the standards, implementation is still in the very early stages. Once the standards are implemented, a key part of the work will be to help teachers and parents talk about and understand how the standards can be used to improve children’s educational achievements. The Guide is a great tool that PTAs, departments of education, and school districts can use to make the standards understandable to parents and family members.
To view the Parents' Guide, follow this link to the National PTA website: http://www.pta.org/4446.htm
For more information about Ohio and the Common Core State Standards visit the Ohio PTA website: www.ohiopta.org AND www.ptacommoncore.org