Common Core State Standards
Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
Setting the Foundation for Student Success
Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to helpcreate the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures well-and to give students the opportunity to master them.
With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to success in college and in a modern workforce.
- A new publication is now available, both in hard-copy and online, under the "California Resources" section. A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the CCSS in English Language Arts and Mathematics <BROKEN LINK>contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics. The publication is excerpted from A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools, an online resource that provides information regarding all curricular content areas.
- Information about the new academic content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.
- Common Core State Standards for English-Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects <BROKEN LINK>adopted by the California State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.
- Common Core State Standards for Mathematics<BROKEN LINK> adopted by the California State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.
- SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Latest information about new generation of assessments.
- Supplemental Instructional Materials Review <BROKEN LINK>The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has invited publishers of state-adopted programs in mathematics and language arts to submit supplemental instructional materials.
- Grade Level Curriculum, A Look at Kindergarten through Grade Six in California Public Schools is a compilation of subject-matter curriculum, including information about the Common Core State Standards, organized by individual grade levels
- The Common Core State Standards Initiative
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Read the Common Core State Standards
This brief video explains what the transition to the CCSS means for California. This video was developed by the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation in collaboration with the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, California State PTA®, California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers AFT/AFL-CIO, Association of California School Administrators, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson talks about California's transition to assessments based on the CCSS.
Provided by the Council of Great City Schools, this three-minute video explains how the CCSS will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.