1. Common Ground Bulletins | San Mateo County Office of Education

    Common Ground Bulletins | San Mateo County Office of Education

    The San Mateo County Office of Education produces weekly communication bulletins - called Common Ground - to support superintendents in their outreach about Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Each bulletin includes sample Facebook posts, links to infographics, videos and other resources that district leaders and teachers can use when explaining common core to parents and community members. Each edition of Common Ground will be posted here, as it becomes available.

    Week 1: How is learning different under the Common Core State Standards?

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 2: What are Smarter Balanced assessments? 

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 3: What should parents know about Smarter Balanced assessments? 

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 4: What should students understand about their learning and real-world success? 

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 5: How are teachers embracing the new California standards and assessment system? 

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 6: How can school leaders communicate effectively with stakeholders about the new standards and assessments? 

                   Click here to view the PDF

    Week 7: How can teachers communicate effectively with stakeholders about the new standards and assessments? 

                  Click here to view the PDF

    Week 8: What do parents need to know about SBAC test results?

                  Click here to view the PDF

    Week 9: How will you and your staff talk about SBAC results with your community?

                  Click here to view the PDF

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