CUSD sets informational meetings for Common Core

With Common Core Standards being put in place for the 2013-2014 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. The goal being that students not only use memorization to solve equations, but to 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 aim to illustrate what it means to be a ‘literate person’ in the 21st century.

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

The first meeting was held last night at CHS. CUSD will host additional meetings on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Chaparral Elementary School and Oakmont Outdoor School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 6. Meetings will also take place at Vista Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 and at Sumner Elementary School on Thursday, February 20 at 6 p.m.

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


The meeting set at Oakmont Outdoor School has been cancelled, according to CUSD.


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