Parents' Guides to Student Success
The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
Created for grades K-8 and high school English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
Guides for grades K-High School are available in both English and Spanish.
Quick Links to four-page (color) specific grades:
- English / Spanish
- Kindergarten / Kindergarten en español
- 1st Grade / 1er Grado
- 2nd Grade / 2do Grado
- 3rd Grade / 3er Grado
- 4th Grade / 4to Grado
- 5th Grade / 5to Grado
- 6th Grade / 6to Grado
- 7th Grade / 7mo Grado
- 8th Grade / 8vo Grado
- High School English / Inglés En La Escuela Preparatoria
- High School Math / Matemática En La Escuela Preparatoria
Abbreviated Two-Page Guides (Color)
Four-Page Black and White Version for Print
The guides include:
- Key items children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once Common Core Standards are fully implemented.
- Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).
What PTAs Can Do
PTAs can play a pivotal role in how the standards are put in place at the state and district levels. PTA leaders are encouraged to meet with their school, district and/or state administrators to discuss their plans to implement the standards and how their PTA can support that work.
The goal is that PTAs and education administrators will collaborate on how to share the guides with all of the parents and caregivers in their states or communities, once the Common Core Standards are fully implemented.