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Common Core State Standards

The resources included on this page are designed to provide information to parents and community members pertinent to the new Common Core State Standards.

Common Core State Standards Initiative
The official website for the Common Core State Standards initiative that is maintained by the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Read about the history of the Common Core Standards, view and search the standards, and learn about how the standards are being implemented in states across the country.

A Parent's Guide to Success
Published by the National PTA, this document provides information about what your student will be learning in mathematics and English/Language Arts at each grade level. Tips are also provided for how you can work with your child at home to reinforce the standards being covered at school. (Also available in Spanish)

An Overview for Parents: English Language Arts and Mathematics in North Carolina Public Schools
This publication from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction outlines the new standards in the state’s public schools and delineates what children should know and be able to do at various grade levels. The overview also provides examples of standards at every grade level, K-12.