National PTA is pleased to announce the release of the
Arizona Common Core State Standards Assessment and Accountability guide. This
new resource will serve as a valuable tool as the state of Arizona begins to
transition to the new Common Core aligned assessments and will function as an
important companion to the original Parents' Guide to Student Success.
The assessment guide not only provides sample grade-level
assessment questions, but also specifically outlines what parents can expect.
In sum, the standards are new and the assessments of these standards will come
with a new way of scoring. The new assessments measure deeper knowledge and
skills deemed particularly important for students' futures, including
problem-solving, writing, and critical thinking. Therefore, it is not possible
to directly compare new scores with old. The guide provides parents with tools
to support their child's learning at home and to collaborate with teachers
during the assessment transition.
Download Assessment Guide guide here.
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).
PTAs can play a pivotal role in how the standards are put in place at the state and district levels. PTA® leaders are encouraged to meet with their school, district, and/or state administrators to discuss their plans to implement the standards and how their PTA can support that work. The goal is that PTAs and education administrators will collaborate on how to share the guides with all of the parents and caregivers in their states or communities, once the standards are fully implemented
Two-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Color)
Color versions of the two-page Parent Guides
Four-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Black and white)
Black and white versions of the four-page Parent Guides
Four-page Parents' Guides to Student Success (Color)
Color versions of the four-page Parent Guides