Common Core Standards

Parent Guides

Following is a list of helpful links and resources for parents:

Parents' Guide to California Assessments

Parents' Guide to Student Success in High School English

Parents' Guide to Student Success in High School Math

Homework Tips for Parents

Girls & STEM

Building a STEM Pipeline for Girls and Women: The American Association of University Women is committed to encouraging women and girls to pursue STEM fields. They provide summer camps and conferences to engage girls in STEM activities, provide fellowships and scholarships for young women in STEM programs in college, and advocate on a statewide and national level for policies that increase access to STEM education for women and girls.

Engaging Girls in STEM | National Girls Collaborative Project: This Web site summarizes current research focused on what works to engage and support girls in STEM.

Million Women Mentors:  Million Women Mentors (MWM) supports the engagement of one million STEM mentors, both male and female, to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. 

SciGirls Connect:  SciGirls' videos, interactive Web site, and hands-on activities work together to inspire, enable, and maximize STEM learning and participation for all girls, with an eye toward future STEM careers.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Women in STEM:  The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to America's global leadership.

Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM

California Standards Overview

Math Standards

English Standards (English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects)

History/Social Science

Physical Education

Common Core FAQ and Overviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Common Core

Common Core English Language Arts Brochure

Common Core Math Brochure

Read what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in English language arts/literacy (PDF; 2MB) and mathematics (PDF; 3MB).

Common Core Videos

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

An overview of the new English Language Arts standards.



An overview of the new Mathematics standards.

School Leaders and the Common Core

School Leaders n Common Core

Reflections on the importance of Common Core from teachers, principals and administrators.

Assessment and the Common Core

Assessment and Common Core

An overview of the new CCSS-aligned assessments

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