The Common Core State Standard videos were designed to educate parents on the Common Core State Standards and empower them to support the transition at school and at home. The videos highlight three key principles:
- We need clear, consistent and rigorous standards across the country to ensure all students graduate with the higher order thinking skills needed for college and careers.
- The standards reflect the relevant knowledge and skills that young people need to succeed in college and to build and maintain an American workforce that can compete in the global economy.
- National PTA's goal is for parents to be knowledgeable about the standards and new assessments and to support them every step of the way as states transition to the standards.