Academic standards are important because they help ensure
that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in
college and the workforce.
Standards provide an important first step— a clear
roadmap for learning for teachers, parents, and students. Having clearly
defined goals helps families and teachers work together to ensure that students
succeed. They also will help your child develop critical thinking skills that
will prepare him or her for college and career. The shifts in ELA / literacy
and math provide foundational knowledge for understanding the Common Core State
Standards by describing the essential changes in practice required by the
You probably have already noticed that we are teaching
fewer standards, but we are teaching with more depth, more tasks, and more
student-centered learning at higher thinking levels. In addition, students are
receiving fewer grades, but the grades reflect student performance on more
rigorous curriculum focused on mastery. Remember: this CCSS classroom is
different from the classrooms in which most of us adults were taught!
Where can parents find the Louisiana State Standards?