Common Core Standards Curriculum
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. Please note that drafts of proposed curricula for mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) are now posted on this page. We are in year 3 of our Common Core State Standards (CCSS) transition in mathematics. In ELA you will witness a gradual incorporation of the outlined components over the next couple of school years. Again, please remember that these guides are drafts and subject to final approval and modification. Elements of these documents relative to best practice are being woven into existing approved curricula. The math component is further along as it was tackled first. Change and transition take time if they are to reside in the realm of sustainability.
This page contains some important links to Common Core State Standards documents as well as EGSD curriculum. Check back frequently for updates. It is important to note that the curriculum documents and resources were created as a collaborative effort between and among the SORICO school districts in Rhode Island.
The SORICO districts are:
- East Greenwich
- Exeter-West Greenwich
- New Shoreham
- North Kingstown
- South Kingstown
A Message From the Rhode Island (RI) Department of Education
RIDE Offers to Hold Community-Outreach Events on PARCC Assessments
Last year, RIDE coordinated outreach events led by Common Core Ambassadors to help parents and communities understand what the Common Core State Standards and the new PARCC assessments mean for our students and our classrooms and how the Common Core State Standards prepare our students for college and for challenging careers. RIDE also developed materials and Common Core videos, which are posted.
The events last year provided a great opportunity for parents and the community to learn more and to ask questions about the Common Core.
This year, we are offering a similar opportunity for outreach events about the PARCC assessments. It is important that communities become familiar with the assessment and understand their design and use in Rhode Island. RIDE staff members are available to come to your community to co-present a program on PARCC, in partnership with you and your team. The full co-presentation with RIDE and LEA staff will likely take an hour to an hour-and-a-half.
If you would like to partner with us to reach out to your community on PARCC through an event such as this, please email us.
Parent Resources From the Web
RI Department of Education (CCSS, PARCC Assessments, and National PTA)
Find information for all grades (Scope and Sequence, Year at a Glance, Units of Study, and Parent Newsletters).