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Part of the PTA's mission is to educate parents to help them to advocate for their children.  Below is information that we hope you will find informative.



The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.


Connecticut PTA has had and continues to have a leading role in the discussions regarding the development and implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI or Common Core).  The State PTA has produced information to educate parents the new standards and what students will be expected to know in each grade.  Click below on the grade you want to learn more about.


                      3rd Grade Standards                                4th Grade Standards                                       5th Grade Standards




Changes have been made to what our students are expected to know, to complement this, changes have been made to how this knowledge is assessed.


Guides to help parents understand these assesment changes have been proviced by the PTA and the Smarter Balanced Consortia. Click the links below to learn more.


                                Connecticut PTA SBAC Assessment Guide                                       SBAC Produced Parent Factsheet.

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