California Common Core Standards

  • Resources for Parents and Guardians

    These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.

    What are the Common Core Standards?

    Informational Flyers
    Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

    K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook

    This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services
    Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. The handbook and translationsin 17 languages may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools webpage under the General Overview Materials section at

    California PTA Parent Resources Web Page

    The California State PTA has made available many resources for parents to learn more about the CCSS and support their child's achievement of the standards. Resources include frequently asked questions, presentations, a parents' guide, links to additional resources, and articles of interest.

    “What’s Cooking With the Common Core in California?” Video

    The FrameWorks Institute, in collaboration with the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, presents this video introduction to the CCSS in California.

    Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps

    The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.