• Common Core
     


    Connecting Hilltop's Report Card to the Common Core
     
    The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live.
     
    Many of the standards that are shown on your child's Hilltop report card were pulled directly from the Common Core standards for that subject.  Clicking on a grade level's report card listed in the blue column to the left will bring you to a copy of that report card complete with links showing how its standards are connected to the Common Core.




    Key to Abbreviations Used in the writing of the Common Core Standards

    .
    Sample Math Standard:
     
    K.CC.B.4:  a, b, c
    Key: 
    K
    CC
    B.4
    a, b, c
    (Grade Level)
    (Domain)
    (Standard)
    (Sub-standard)
    K:  Kindergarten
    1:  1st Grade
    2:  2nd Grade
    3:  3rd Grade
    4:  4th Grade
    CC:  Counting & Cardinality
    OA:  Operations & Algebraic Thinking
    NBT:  Number & Operations in Base Ten
    NF:  Number & Operations - Fractions
    MD:  Measurement & Data
    G:  Geometry
    written with a capital letter followed by a number,
    such as:

    A.1
    A.2
    B.1
    B.2

    written with a lower-case letter, such as:
    a
    b
    c
    d



    Sample English Language Arts Literacy Standard:  RF.4.3: a
    Key: 
    RF
    4
    3
    a
    (Domain)
    (Grade Level)
    (Standard)
    (Sub-standard)
    RL:  Reading: Literature
    RI:  Reading: Informational Text
    RF:  Reading: Foundational Skills
    W:  Writing
    SL:  Speaking & Listening
    L:  Language
    K:  Kindergarten
    1:  1st Grade
    2:  2nd Grade
    3:  3rd Grade
    4:  4th Grade

    written with a number,
    such as:
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    written with a lower-case letter, such as:
    a
    b
    c
    d


     



    Learn more about the Common Core

    Use the links below to learn more about the Common Core State Standards, from how they were developed to what they mean for states and local communities:

    Key Shifts in English Language Arts
    Key Shifts in Mathematics



    Common Core