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Title: The Common Core State Standards at Robert J. Fite Elementary School

The Common Core State Standards at Robert J. Fite
Elementary School
  • Information for Parents
  • Back to School Night, August 12, 2014
  • Adapted from CCSS for Elementary Parents 2014
  • EGUSD Department of Curriculum Professional
    Learning, A. Trunnell

  • In this presentation
  • CCSS Content Standards vs. Curriculum
  • Emphasis within CCSS Standards
  • EGUSD Implementation of CCSS Standards
  • What Should I Expect in the Future?
  • How Can I Help My Child at Home?
  • Where Can I Go for More Information?

  • Connecting the
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • to Equitable Student Learning
  • From the Council of Great City Schools
  • Public Service Announcement

  • New in EGUSD
  • Beginning this year, elementary students in all
    EGUSD schools will be taught and will learn new
    curriculum in English/Language Arts with
    connections to History/Social Studies and Science
    Literacy Standards.
  • This new curriculum prepares students to meet the
    expectations of the Common Core State Standards

  • What Are Content Standards?
  • Content standards were designed to encourage the
    highest achievement of every student, by defining
    the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students
    should acquire at each grade level.
  • Source California Department of Education

  • What is the Difference between
  • Content Standards and Curriculum?
  • States determine the content standards.
  • Districts determine the curriculum.
  • Curriculum is the vehicle for the standards.
  • Curriculum is comprised of the texts and
    materials used by a district to teach content

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Are more similar than different to the previous
  • Some important differences include
  • Emphasis on clear thinking and clearly
    communicating ones thinking to others
  • Emphasis on mathematical reasoning,
  • expressing ideas in writing, and reading both
    stories and informational text

  • Some Differences are NOT Different
  • 1 The percentages on the table reflect the sum of
    student reading, not just reading in English
    Language Arts settings. Teachers of senior
    English classes, for example, are not required to
    devote 70 percent of reading to informational
    texts. Rather, 70 percent of student reading
    across the grades in all subject areas should be
  • Source http//

Grade Literary Information
4 50 50
8 45 55
12 30 70
  • Some Differences Provide for
  • More Balanced Learning
  • Two Kinds of Math Standards

Standards for Mathematical Practice
Content Standards
These processes are how students interact with
the content standards. (K-12)
Tell us what students should learn at grade level
in the math classroom.
Math instruction must be balanced with equal
attention given to all three components
Conceptual Understanding
Procedural Fluency
Application Modeling
  • New English Language Development Standards

CCSS English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards English Language Development (ELD) Standards
CA State adopted in August of 2010 CA Framework is in draft form and available for review Designed for all students Include Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, Technical Subjects CA State adopted in November of 2012 Aligned to be used in tandem with the CCSS English Language Arts Standards Designed for English Learners Highlight and amplify the critical knowledge about language and skills using language in the CCSS for ELA/Literacy necessary for English Learners to be successful in school
  • How Do Common Core State Standards
  • Improve Learning?
  • Prepare our students to be competitive with
    students from top-performing countries
  • Communicate clearly what is expected at each
    grade level
  • Create cohesion across states

  • Implementation of Common Core State Standards

EGUSD 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17
Grades K - 6 CCSS Math CCSS English/Language Arts with History/Social Studies Science Literacy Standards CCSS State Testing with Student Results Review of State- approved CCSS English /Language Arts materials and potential pilot of materials Potential EGUSD adoption of State- approved CCSS English/Language Arts materials
  • How Will This Affect My Child in Kindergarten
    Through 2nd Grade?
  • Most important goals
  • Learning to read
  • Learning to write
  • Becoming competent and confident in working with

  • How Will This Affect My Child in Grades 3 6?
  • Greater percentage of reading of informational
    text as opposed to narrative or stories
  • Greater emphasis on writing narrative,
    informational, and persuasive

  • What Should I Expect in the Future?
  • 2014-15 is the first year that all students in
    grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in the
    California Assessment of Student Performance and
    Progress (CAASPP) program with SBAC (Smarter
    Balanced Assessment Consortium) summative
  • Results on the these assessments will be provided
    to families, schools, and districts .

  • How Can I Help My Child at Home?
  • Praise children for making an effort and
    encourage perseverance.
  • Help them develop the mindset that they should be
    proud of working hard and learning something new.
  • Use conversation starters that encourage students
    to explain why or how they know something.

  • How Can I Learn More About Common Core?
  • Find more information about Common Core
  • (including parent Q A) on the EGUSD website
  • http//
  • Talk to your childs teacher.
  • Find resources for math by logging into Think
    Central, the website associated with our Go Math
    textbooks. (Login provided by your childs
  • Refer to the information sheets on the National
    PTA website http//

  • CCSS Communication
  • Site CCSS Parent Nights
  • District CCSS Parent Nights
  • Site Newsletters
  • District Newsletters
  • Parent Committee Meetings
  • Website
  • Phone Messages

Common Core State Standards
  • What questions
  • do you have?