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Kansas Adopts Common Core Standards

Much has happened since October 2010 when Kansas adopted the Common Core Standards, known today as the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.  Implementation of the standards is well underway in our schools and we’ve already seen a difference in teaching and learning.  As Kansas educators are in their third and final year of transitioning to the new mathematics and English language arts standards, it is important that we continue to communicate the importance and rigor of these standards for our students. 

Following is a link to several resources that we hope you will find useful in communicating with staff, students, parents, community and other constituents to help them understand the importance of the new Kansas mathematics and English language arts standards.  The link:  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4754 includes the following documents:

  • Two different Fact Sheets on Common Core Standards and Assessments
  • Top 10 Tips to Communicate about the Common Core Standards
  • Resources from other national organizations that support Common Core Standards
  • Supportive Common Core Standards Quotes

We hope you find these communication resources valuable as you continue to communicate the importance of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards at the local level.

For information about specific standards visit: www.corestandards.org


Additional Resources

Parents Guide
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. This guide is based on the new Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by more than 45 states.

Helping Parents Understand the Common Core
This site is intended to provide more information regarding Common Core


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Common Core Handouts by Grade.  These handouts will also be available at the November 2013 P/T Conferences, and include areas that your child should know by the end of their school year, conversation points with your child's teacher, & tips for continuous learning at home.



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