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Common Core Resources for Families

~ Resources for Parents and Guardians ~
A successful implementation of the new California Common Core State Standards will require parent support and understanding. 

These resources have been compiled by the California Department of Education for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.
What are the Common Core Standards?
Informational Flyers
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in five languages.
K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (2MB)
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight.
Available Translations of the K–8 Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (3MB)
Parents' Guide to Student Success 
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child's learning. 
Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom. 
California Department of Education CCSS Resources Web page 
Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State Board of Education.
~ To receive information and updates regarding the implementation of the CCSS, join the CCSS Resources listserv. Just send a "blank" message to
~ If you would like further information regarding the CCSS, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office by phone at 916-319-0490 or by e-mail at
~ To download free, parent-ready math-educ. articles and family-friendly activities, including information on how to host a Family Math event, visit
~ To learn more about the California Mathematics Council, visit