Jessica BPosted In: What Will My Student Be Learning?
Why are parents not held accountable for their lack of interaction with the school or with their own children? What are the specifics and where is the website I can view in order to make sure that I meet my standards of proper parenting support to enhance and "work together" for my children's achievement of high standards?NMPED Response:
Parents are encouraged to visit the New Mexico Public Education Website to view the implementation plan for the Common Core State Standards by following this link:
http://newmexicocommoncore.org/parents/. The parent section includes resources for parents to use to support their students in mastering the CCSS. These include: parent brochures detailing what students will be learning in each grade level, online modules featuring strategies parents can use to support their student, videos, and other resources.
Andrea SimsPosted In: How Will My Student Be Assessed?
Has anything concrete been established yet as in Kindergarten means a firm grasp of letter sounds and beginning reading and single digit addition, etc?NMPED Response:
The Common Core State Standards may be downloaded for each grade level on the following website: www.corestandards.org. Additionally, access the "parent resources" section of newmexicocommoncore.org to view parent brochures describing the expectations for students at each grade level.
ColleenPosted In: What Will My Student Be Learning?
During Parent/Teacher conferences I saw the Common Core Standards materials and I wasn't impressed! The material, in particular the textbooks, could be found in a 3rd grade classroom and certainly not a 6th grade classroom. I asked the teacher how my child could be challenged and she told me that it wasn't possible with this new curriculum. The teacher also felt she wasn't allowed to incorporate other teaching methods with Common Core. Basically, all students are required to march to the beat of the same drum!NMPED Response:
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe what students will learn in math and English language arts at each grade level. The CCSS are not a curriculum and do not dictate which text books teachers should use or how they should teach the students. Teachers still have the same flexibility they have always had to decide HOW to teach the standards. It is up to the teacher, school and school district to determine which textbook and instructional materials to use. If you are concerned about the textbooks in your child's classroom, we encourage you to contact your school or district.