Parent Information

What Parents Should Know

….About the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

The Common Core Standards

  • Prepare students for college and careers.
  • Provice a common set of expectations for students.
  • Provide a common set of goals for academic attainment.
  • Elevate the rigor of instruction.
  • Fewer, higher clearer standards.


  • 45 states have adopted similar standards.
  • Standards are benchmarked to international standards.
  • In English Language Arts, students focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Increased reading of non-fiction.
  • In Math, students will develop a sequence of math skills and concepts. They will be asked to demonstrate their math understanding in a variety of ways including solving multi-step problems, explaining their answers and building mathematical models.