Common Core Communication
With parent-teacher conferences just around the corner, we wanted to remind everyone of the resources available on the ODE website to assist in communicating with parents about the Common Core. The Parent Toolkit includes materials, many in both English and Spanish, to assist in talking with your parents and communities about the shift to the common core.
And on the District Resource page there are guides for administrators on hosting parent or community meetings on the Common Core. The PowerPoints and handouts for these meetings are now also available in Spanish.
In addition to the resources listed above, the National PTA has produced a parent flyer on the Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments which will soon be added to our online resources. This flyer (attached) provides more details about the standards, the transition to the new assessment, examples of test items, and information on what parents can expect.
In addition, we have reattached the “Why the Common Core” one pager has it has some of the foundational messages about why our state adopted these standards and what they will mean for our students and schools.
These materials are provided as a resource. Feel free to use whichever pieces best meet the needs of your parents and communities.