Common Core Standards

What are the new Common Core State Standards? Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education joined 45 states across the U.S. to adopt a new set of academic standards for students called the Common Core State Standards. These standards will help ensure that students are receiving a consistently high quality education, from school to school and state to state. Teachers, parents, business leaders, and educational experts have all weighed in to create the common core state standards. These standards allow students to understand what is expected of them and to become progressively more proficient in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. At the same time, teachers will be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. With the focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, teachers now have the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well and give students the opportunity to really master them. With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed and build a strong future for themselves and the country. Click on the Parent Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards links below or copy and paste the web address to link to the Etiwanda School District page regarding Common Core State Standards.