Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Info for Parents


A Less Scary Common Core for State Standards

The Common Core State Standards can be a little intimidating at first glance. Once you get to the bare bones however, the standards can really help teachers focus on what students need and ensure that they are challenged. Digging through the jargon and background is quite a task, Donna Conway, a teacher from Strafford, Connecticut created a "User Friendly" version without all of the padding and extra information. This is an easy way for parents to familiarize yourself with the standards and is great to use as a parent guide for those who have questions. She made it a little "cutsie" in the hopes that it would inform parents without overwhelming them. (Cute clipart makes anything less scary, don't you think?)