Connecticut Core Standards
On July 7, 2010, with a unanimous vote, the Connecticut State Board of Education adopted new national academic standards, known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics that will establish what Connecticut’s public school students should know and be able to do as they progress through Grades K–12. The links below represent more detailed information about the Common Core State Standards.
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Overview of Farmington Public Schools approach to CCSS
This short PowerPoint slide show provides an overview of the CCSS in the Farmington Public Schools. Click here: http://goo.gl/4gO90u
Common Core Parent Guides
Grade-by-Grade Parent Guides to the Common Core in English and Spanish
The State Department of Education has referred parents to content developed by the Council of the Great City Schools. The Council has developed content and grade-specific parent roadmaps that provide detailed information for parents about the expectations of the Common Core in English Language Arts and Literacy and Mathematics. These roadmaps include examples of grade-level focus in the content area using parent-friendly language, sample progressions of learning across three grade levels in the Common Core, and tips to parents on communicating with teachers about their child’s work and how to support student learning at home. CGCS completed the high school-level guides in February 2013, completing the set of guides from K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. To access these guide, click on the following link: Parent Guides