Common Core Videos
Conversation: Three-Minute Video on the Common Core State Standards
This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.
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Smarter Balanced Tests at a Glance
Walk through real questions from the Smarter Balanced test with 2010 National TEACHER of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling to see how the new test asks students to demonstrate their analytical, reasoning, and critical-thinking skills and what it means for their success.

What's Cooking with Common Core California?
What’s at the core of California? What makes us special? What sets us apart? Well, we’re always pushing new frontiers of innovation, leading the way to the future. What the future holds, we don’t know, but we’ll be ready when it comes.

Military, Mobility and the Common Core
Reflections on the importance of common standards for mobile military families.

The Need for Improved Student Outcomes
A brief overview of the new Common Core State Standards and the importance of raising the bar for all students, featuring teachers, parents, PTA leaders, school administrators and elected officials.

Reflections on the Common Core From Educators
Reflections on the positive changes that educators are seeing with the new Common Core State Standards.

PTA Reflections on Advocacy
PTA leaders from across the country discuss the importance of advocacy.

PTA Strategies for Common Core Advocacy
An introduction to PTA’s advocacy training focusing on the steps to create a successful campaign strategy.

A Conversation with PTA President Otha Thornton
Reflections on the importance of Common Core by the National PTA President, Otha Thornton.

A State-led Effort
An overview of the history of the standards and how states led this important effort to raise the bar for all students.

Standards Not Curriculum
An overview of standards vs. curriculum and a perspective from teachers on how CCSS gives them more flexibility to meet the needs of their students.

A Conversation with Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware
Reflections on the importance of Common Core by the Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware.

Raising the Bar: Implications on Test Scores
An overview of what parents can expect with the transition to the new CCSS aligned assessments.

English Language Arts
An overview of the new English Language Arts standards.

Mathematics
An overview of the new Mathematics standards.

School Leaders and the Common Core
Reflections on the importance of Common Core from teachers, principals and administrators.

Assessment and the Common Core
An overview of the new CCSS-aligned assessments.