Common Core State Standards
As we continue to support the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we would like to share some excellent parent resources.
Two websites parents may find helpful are:
1) http://www.pta.org/4446.htm, - a complete set of guides and web-based presentations.
2) http://www.corestandards.org. - a primary resource for educators to deepen understanding of the standards.
Each school should also have copies of the Parent Guides on the Common Core State Standards, a publication of the National Parent Teacher Association.
These guides are to help parents understand the new standards and provide excellent overviews of what students will learn in each grade. Additionally, the guides give specific suggestions on what parents might discuss with their students’ teacher(s).
General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) Rubrics
General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) are the over-arching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels. Observable behaviors, which are demonstrated in daily classroom activities, are evidence of GLOs. Student effort, work habits, and behavior are important and they must be evaluated separately from academic performance in the content areas (in accordance with Board of Education Policy 4501: Assessing/Grading Student Performance).
The GLOs should be an integral part of the school culture as the GLOs do not exist in isolation. The six GLOs are: