The Common Core State Standards
Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
With students, parents, and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and the modern workforce.
Christina's Path to the CCSS
Groups of teachers, specialists, and administrators in the Christina School District are working diligently to align our curricular resources and instructional strategies to meet the benchmarks for College and Career Readiness required of our students as defined by the CCSS.
The National PTA
has created a series of brochures that give parents a grade level snapshot of the standards. They include suggestions regarding what to do with your child at home, as well as, duscussion points for parent/teacher conferences.