National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).
PTAs can play a pivotal role in how the standards are put in place at the state and district levels. PTA® leaders are encouraged to meet with their school, district, and/or state administrators to discuss their plans to implement the standards and how their PTA can support that work. The goal is that PTAs and education administrators will collaborate on how to share the guides with all of the parents and caregivers in their states or communities, once the standards are fully implemented
Two-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Color) Color versions of the two-page Parent Guides
Four-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Black and white)
Black and white versions of the four-page Parent Guides
Four-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Color)
Color versions of the four-page Parent Guides
Articles of Interest
- Common Core State Standards Set Students on the Road to Academic Achievement
- Don't Politicize the Common Core State Standards!
- Common Core: 7 Recommendations for Effective Implementation
- Standards Backers Seek Out Support of Parents
- Values of the Common Core: Equity, Competition, and Collaboration
- It’s time to stop distorting truth about Common Core
PTA History: 2010-Present
National PTA History from 2010-present PTA History: 2010-Present 2010 PTA received $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to educate families on the Common Core State Standards nationally.
Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions
Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions National PTA; partnered with experts on the Common Core State Standards to create grade by grade guides that reflect the Common Core State Standards.
When it comes to the health of your children, you have the highest expectations of the doctors and hospitals caring for them. You maintain a level of trust that these healthcare professionals will meet your expectations. Doctors and hospitals also are expected to meet both medical and community standards of care for all patients that are established for the medical profession and that can be applied under the law. It would stand to reason that having a “standard of care” for the teachers and schools carrying out the vital job of educating our children would be just as important. Unfortunately, all teachers do not teach to a common standard across the nation. Depending upon the state, there are different standards and expectations for teachers to use to plan instruction.