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Common Core

What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject at each grade level. In California, the State Board of Education (SBE) determines the standards for all students from kindergarten through high school. 

Since 2010, numerous states have adopted the same standards for English language arts and mathematics. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps to ensure that all students get a high-quality education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

Online assessments linked to the CCSS were developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). California began administering the operational version of these online assessments in the 2014-15 school year as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system. 

Common Core Videos

Introduction to the

Common Core State Standards

 

Introduction to the

Common Core State Standards (Spanish)

 

What's Cooking With the

Common Core in California?

 

Common Core Mathematics

 

 

Assessment Videos

Smarter Balanced Assessment Overview

 

Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report

 

 

Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report (Spanish)

 

 

Understanding the CAA Student Score Report

 

Understanding the CAA Student Score Report (Spanish)

 

 

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