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Common Core Title

Información acerca de los

Estándares Estatales Comunes

PVUSD has aligned instruction and assessment to the California Common Core State Standards.

This year, PVUSD teachers began participating in professional development on California’s Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These are new academic content standards that address English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, with ELA standards including literacy standards for content areas.

ENGLISH: Common Core Overview

SPANISH: Resumen Basico Comunes

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District is excited about these new standards which will provide greater learning opportunities for our students. The new standards are designed to be relevant in the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills students need for success in both higher education and career.  

The standards stem from a nationwide initiative to set a clear and consistent progression of learning across all states. In 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted these standards with some additions unique to California. These kindergarten through 12th grade standards provide a progression of knowledge and skills that prepare students to graduate from high school and be ready for college and careers. The standards are research-based and internationally benchmarked.

3 Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards


What Parents and Guardians Can Do Now


Parents and guardians are crucial partners in laying the groundwork for a smooth transition to the new standards. Parents and guardians can:

  • Learn about the CCSS and the district’s transition plan.
  • Talk to the principal about the school’s plans for the transition to learn what will be different about these new standards and what will remain the same for children.
  • Attend a board and/or community meeting to discuss district goals and timelines.
  • Meet with your child’s teacher to discuss what your child will be learning over the coming year and how classroom instruction will shift to align to the CCSS.
  • Play an active role in your child’s education at home. If you notice your child is struggling in a certain area, consult with his or her teacher to identify strategies and resources that might be helpful.
  • Educate other parents about the transition to the CCSS.
  • Explore opportunities to become actively involved in the Common Core transition through your state and local Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Parent Resources

Resources for Parents of Students in Kinder - High School

  • Common Core Classroom Shifts

For Students and Parents


  • The National PTA's Parents’ Guides to Students Success

In English    In Spanish


  • The Council of the Great City Schools' Parents Roadmap for Navigating the Common Core State Standards

English Roadmap         Guía Para Los Padres

English/Language Arts:    
English Roadmap         Guía Para Los Padres


  • Education Northwest

Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards
What do Parents Need To Know?
Poniendo Atención a los estándares Estatales Básicos Comunes
¿Que Necesita Saber Los Padres?


  • Common Core National State Standards' Parent Page

What Parents Should Know

Resources for Parents of Students in Kinder - Grade 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 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. 

ENGLISH: CCSS Parent Handbook - CDE

SPANISH: CCSS Manual Para Padres - CDE


Math Resources

engageNY - Full Curriculum and Teacher Pages Available Online

Math Strategies - YouTube Videos


Los Estandares Estatales de Educacion
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Smarter Balanced

California Dept. Of Education

Brokers of Expertise

Achieve the Core


Read about the Common Core State Standards for Math

Read about the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts

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