The following resources will help parents navigate the Common Core State Standards.

District Resources

Comparison at a Glance: ELA
How do the English/Language Arts and Literacy CCSS compare to the former state standards?

Comparison at a Glance: Math
How do the Math CCSS compare to the former state standards?

Smarter Balanced Assessment Comparative Fact Sheet

Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee

The Common Core State Standards: Why is this best for my child?
This PowerPoint was presented at the December 12, 2013, Superintendent’s Parent Advisory meeting. The focus is on significant shifts in English/Language Arts and a math video demonstrating what CCSS instruction “looks” like.

CCSS Update – Focus on Math
This PowerPoint was presented at the October 3, 2013, Superintendent’s Parent Advisory meeting. The focus is on updates in math and what parents can do to help their children.

CCSS Parent Night

PowerPoint from the April 23, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – This is the PowerPoint used by the presenters for the fourth CCSS Parent Night held in the EGUSD Board Room.
Objectives: 1) How will students show what they have learned? 2) How can I support my child at home?

Q&A from April 23, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – These are the answers to the questions submitted by parents and community members at the April 23, 2014 CCSS Parent Night.

PowerPoint from March 26, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – This is the PowerPoint used by the presenters for the March 26 CCSS Parent Night held in the EGUSD Board Room. Session 3: Getting to Know the Common Core State Standards.

Q&A from February 26, 2014/March 26, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – These are the answers to the questions submitted by parents and community members at the February 26, 2014 and the March 26, 2014 CCSS Parent Nights.

PowerPoint from Jan. 22, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – This is the PowerPoint used by the presenters for the first CCSS Parent Night held in the EGUSD Board Room. Objectives: 1) What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics? 2) How will the standards better prepare students for today and tomorrow?

Q&A from Jan. 22, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – These are the answers to the questions submitted by parents and community members at the Jan. 22, 2014 CCSS Parent Night.

PowerPoint from Feb. 26, 2014 CCSS Parent Night – This is the PowerPoint used by the presenters for the second CCSS Parent Night held in the EGUSD Board Room.
Objectives: 1) How is CCSS instruction different than when I was in school? 2) How does this impact me as a parent?

Additional Parent Resources

California Department of Education – Resources provide background and answer questions related to CCSS.

CDE’s Common Core State Standards Overview

CDE’s Common Core State Standards Overview Hmong

CDE’s Common Core State Standards Overview Spanish

CDE’s Common Core State Standards Overview Vietnamese

Council of the Great City Schools – Parent roadmaps in mathematics and English language arts provide guidance to parents about CCSS  and how they can support their student’s learning in grades K-8. These roadmaps for each grade level also provide  three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

engageNY– This  New York State Department of Education website provides a number of parent resources that highlight significant shifts in the standards and provides parents with both suggestions for how to help support their students at home and examples of tasks that students will now need to be able to do.

National Parent Teacher Association – Resource guides by grade level to help parents better understand what the CCSS standards will mean for their student.