OGSD is implementing Common Core standards-based instruction and our teachers are deeply committed to ensuring students are prepared for academic success. Common Core State Standards in a national movement to guarantee today’s students are fully prepared for the future, and position our nation to compete successfully in the global economy. With students, parents and teachers on the same page and working together toward shared goals, we can be confident that our students will make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in high school, college and/or a 21st century career.
For more information about Common Core:
College and Career Anchor Standards (doc)
Do you want this to be said of your child? (pdf)
FAQ from the Common Core State Standards Initiative
Parent Guides to the Common Core, from California PTA
Parent Handbook (doc)
Parent’s Backpack Guide to CCSS (doc)
Shifts in Practice and “Habits of Mind” (pdf)
English Language Arts & Literacy
Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts & Literacy (pdf)
Common Core Standards ELA Overview, from Learning Unlimited (pdf)
Parent Roadmaps, English Language Arts
From California Department of Education: “Parents and guardians may notice that the homework and instruction their child receives in mathematics is different from what they remember when they were students. This is because math instruction has evolved over the years to adapt to advancements in technology and science, to incorporate results of research on student achievement in math, and to address high remediation rates in college. Adults may notice that the sequence of math topics is different, that more time is being spent on topics, and that students are being challenged to learn new skills and content. The reason for this is to help students develop numeracy—a conceptual understanding of how numbers work. Numerate students have developed a strong foundation that will help them excel when they study algebra, geometry, and other higher mathematics.*
But how are parents and guardians supposed to support their child’s learning if they’re unfamiliar with the new ways of learning math?
Parents and guardians can still support their child’s learning in math. In California, local school districts determine the instructional program being used in the classroom. For this reason, parents and guardians should first meet with their child’s teacher to learn more about the instructional program for math being used and for advice for supporting their child’s learning.
(In Oak Grove School District, we use Engage New York in grades K-6, and College Prep Math (CPM) in grades 7-8).
There are also a number of freely available online resources for parents and guardians to learn more about the math of today and ways to support their child’s academic success: