Understanding Common Core at TUSD
The California State Standard for English language arts and mathematics are based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These new standards provide a practical way to prepare children for the challenges of a constantly changing world – by learning step-by-step the real-world skills they need for career and college.
Tracy Unified School District is committed to providing our students a world-class education that prepares them for high school graduation and readies them to contribute to the future of our state and our country.
What you need to know:
Preparing Students for Career and College
Goal – All students graduating from our public school system as life-long learners will have the skills and knowledge necessary to assume their positions in the 21st century global economy.
· The new standards are designed to be relevant in the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills students need for success in both higher education and career.
· Our communities will be stronger if students graduate with the skills and knowledge needed in today’s job market.
Parent Roadmaps for Common Core (by grade level): The Council of the Great City Schools’ provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. The parent roadmaps for each grade also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress fro year to year so that student will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. : ELA and Math CCSS Parent Roadmaps (new link: http://www.cgcs.org/domain/36 )
The National Parent Teacher Association offers resources to help families understand the role Common Core State Standards.
Other Content Standards:
In addition to English language arts and mathematics, the State of California has adopted content standards for the following content areas. All content standards are available on the California Department of Education website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp
o Career Technical Education
o Health Education
o History-Social Science
o Physical Education
o Visual and Performing Arts
o World Language.
New State Testing
For scheduled test dates at Tracy Unified School District and to learn more about the California standardized tests that students take, CLICK HERE