Resources for Families

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Use the "Find a Book" feature to help your child select a book based on his/her interests!

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success (available in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted. (To find out if your state has adopted the standards, visit Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.      

National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed by educators, experts, parents and administrators to improve educational outcomes for students across the country reflecting both our aspirations for our children and the realities of the classroom. The Common Core State Standards came about by  a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The standards are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that our students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace.  Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning.