BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Parents in Rosedale and Norris school districts might be noticing a difference in the type of homework their children are doing. The curriculum for those students now implements the Common Core Standards.
"We are in full force of our unit one. From kindergarten all the way up to eighth grade," said Sue Lemon, who is the Associate Superintendent for the Rosedale School District.
According Tracy Harrington, to who worked on the new curriculum, it allows for "more real life situations, and more in depth, higher level of thinking for our kids."
But Common Core Standards change more than just what goes on inside classrooms, as parents will be noticing a difference in the homework.
"Home work is going to look a little different, we are asking students to think, rather than fill in the blank," said Frances Tucker, who is a curriculum specialist for the Rosedale District.
"Parents are going to start noticing more in depth, its fewer standards but really getting into those standards more deep," said Lemon.
The Common Core curriculum has also been worked out for English as a Second Language students by putting "in strategies and curriculum ideas so that our teachers resources to work with our English learners."
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