The New Jersey Department of Education has created guides that explain the new standards and what they look like in the classroom in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
National PTA Parents' Guide to Student Success: Provides examples of the changes in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics instruction at each grade level, as well as provides parents guidance for conversations with their child's teachers.
As parents of New Jersey PTA, we advocate to ensure that our students are prepared with skills to engage in a complex work environment. The Common Core is relevant to the real world and focuses on problem solving and critical thinking skills so that that our students can and will succeed in the workplace."
Cathy Lindenbaum, NJPTA Vice President of Advocacy
For additional information on the Common Core State Standards, what your child will be learning, and how you can support your child's learning at home, please visit the New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange.