CUSD to hold public Common Core informational meetings

With Common Core Standards being put in place for the current school year, the Claremont Unified School District will be holding informational meetings on various campuses. The parents in the community are invited to attend to better understand what the standards mean for their children.

Common core is a list of expectations as to what students should know as they advanced through the grade levels. The mathematical standards focus on the importance of mathematical practices matching up with content. This way, students cannot only memorize a way to solve equations but understand why those steps are needed in order to get a result. Meanwhile, the language arts standards cover literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The standards layout what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century.

Attendees will be given an overview of the standards and changes Common Core will bring. Guests will also be able to view sample state assessments and ask questions to understand how the standards will affect Claremont students.

Meetings will be held at Claremont High School’s Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30; Chaparral Elementary School at 6:30 pm. on Tuesday, February 4; and Oakmont Outdoor School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 6.

Resources and additional information can be found on the CUSD website at


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