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NYS Common Core Standards For Parents

Common Core Standards: Assuring that all Students Graduate from High School
College and Career Ready

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led, national commitment to higher academic standards for all students. The Common Core Standards (CCSS) have been developed collaboratively by teachers, administrators, and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our students for college and a globally competitive workforce.

The CCSS were developed by determining what our students need to know, understand, and put into practice as they are benchmarked relative to the highest achieving school systems throughout the world.

A Parents' Guide to Student Success
National PTA┬« partnered with experts on the Common Core State Standards to create grade by grade guides that reflect the standards adopted by more than 40 states. Individual guides were created for grades K-8 and two were created for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). Eleven guides were created in all. Click here to access the website and guides.

Presentation describing the roles of students, teachers and principals in implementing the Common Core Standards.

The New York State Department of Education has set up a website, EngageNY, containing information on the standards.

Common Core Video Series. Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman and Kate Gerson explain every key aspect of Common Core standards in depth.

Common Core Toolkit from NYS Department of Education
Parent & Family Resources

Planning a Parent Workshop: Toolkit for Parent Engagement


From the EngageNY website. A video highlighting Webster's Common Core work:
The Webster Central School District is getting smarter about the Common Core. This district prioritized several key action steps to inform and provide professional development to all of their educators around Common Core implementation. In 2011, the Superintendent of Webster Central Schools, Adele Bovard, together with her team, developed and implemented a thoughtful plan with urgency so that the district's students would benefit from Common Core instruction right away.

Click here for more information from the NYS PTA president.

Common Core Testing Transition Plan

Check back here for additional information and updates on how Webster is working to implement the standards.


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