Common Core State Standards

Common Core Standards


The Dixie District provides a wide array of information to its parent community to continue the efforts of the parent/student/teacher partnership. It is our sincere hope that you will find these overviews helpful in understanding the curriculum and programs as they apply to your child. While it is impossible to capture all the "richness" that goes into the daily education of our students, the overviews listed below are designed to introduce the basic concepts and subject matters.

The most important experiences are those that provide the opportunity for our students to grow and be challenged. Many processes related to critical thinking and problem solving that are vital to student success happen every day. Another important aspect to our program is to continually evaluate, assess and improve the quality of the programs in the district.  To that end, these program overviews have been reviewed and upgraded by teacher representatives in the district.

What Parents Should Know

Myths Vs. Facts about Common Core

Language Arts Standards

Mathematics Standards

images9Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.

With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.

Click here for Common Core State Standards Website.


Parent Resources

Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards - English

Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards - Spanish

Student/Parents Tab on the California Department of Education Common Core State Standards Web Page

A  Parent Introduction to the Common Core State Standards

California Annotated List of Parent Resources


English Language Development Parent Resources






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Dixie School District

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San Rafael, CA 94903

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