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Common Core State Standards Introduction Video

Common Core State Standards Introduction Video

California’s Common Core State Standards

for English Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

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National PTA Common Core

National PTA is uniquely positioned to be an influential and credible voice in advancing the Common Core State Standards (CCSSI). The CCSSI is a joint effort led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of K-12 standards in English language arts and Mathematics. The goal initiative is to develop internationally-benchmarked standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career.

National PTA Common Core

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California State PTA

New standards, called Common Core State Standards, are on the way for all students in California, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These standards set high expectations for all students. They are rigorous and internationally benchmarked; research- and evidence-based; aligned with college and career expectations; and they build on the foundation laid by individual states. The aim of this state-led initiative is to develop standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career.

California State PTA 

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Where Can I get More Information?

California Department of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssinfoflyers.asp http://www.cde.ca.gov/core   Common Core Standards Initiative http://corestandards.org   California County Superintendents Association http://www.ccsesa.org/index/sp CommonCoreStandards.cfm   National Parent Teacher Association http://www.pta.org/4446.htm   Council of Great City Schools http://www.cgcs.org/Domain/36
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PARENT RESOURCES

California State Standards (CSS) / Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

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What are Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Download the California Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects by clicking here.

Download the California Common Core Standards for Mathematics by clicking here.

Grenada Elementary School District has begun to transition to Common Core Standards. We are happy to announce that over the next few years, you will notice some significant changes to instruction and assessment in our schools that will directly impact your child. In 2010, California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for full implementation during the 2014-15 school year. As we near full implementation and begin to make the transition to CCSS, it is important that you know about these changes and what resources are available to help support your child.

Federal Common Core State Standards Initiative

MISSION STATEMENT: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. Check out: Common Core State Standards Initiative 

MATH STANDARDS

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES

Common Core State Standards

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

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.

The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

  • Below you will find information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.

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California Department of Education Implementation Plan

 

Approved on March 7, 2012, by the State Board of Education, the CCSS systems implementation plan is a living document that identifies major phases and activities in the implementation of the CCSS throughout California's educational system.

  • Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation – Significant Milestones Timeline
    An interactive timeline to help you learn more about the significant milestones in CCSS implementation. Includes information regarding the development of CCSS-aligned curriculum frameworks, English language development standards, career technical education standards, and assessments. Also includes information regarding the transition to a new assessment system and the review of CCSS-aligned supplemental instructional materials.
  • Appendix A: Local CCSS Systems Implementation Plan Template (DOC) 
    Each of California’s local educational agencies should develop its own local plan for CCSS systems implementation based on local needs and resources. To facilitate the process of local plan development, this section of the document offers a template organized around the significant milestones of CCSS systems implementation.
  • CCSS Systems Implementation Guide
    This resource, designed to support local CCSS implementation, provides suggestions and resources organized by the seven guiding strategies of the CCSS Systems Implementation Plan for California.
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
    Information about the new generation of assessments.
    • Sample Items and Performance Tasks External link opens in new window or tab. 
      Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium's next-generation assessments.
    • Practice Tests
      The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are now available for grades three through eight and grade eleven in English-language arts and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments.
  • Resources Listserv 
    Join the CCSS Resources listserv and receive information and updates regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

PTA Web-SIte

New standards, called Common Core State Standards, are on the way for all students in California, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These standards set high expectations for all students. They are rigorous and internationally benchmarked; research- and evidence-based; aligned with college and career expectations; and they build on the foundation laid by individual states. The aim of this state-led initiative is to develop standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career.

FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS

For more information about the new state standards and what they mean for students, teachers and schools, click here.

You can also view a detailed presentation from the California Department of Education.

PARENTS' GUIDE TO STUDENT SUCCESS

Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You'll also learn more about how you can support your child's learning and other helpful information.

This three-minute video from the Council of the Great City Schools explains how the new state standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. [en Español]

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • California Department of Education
    Find detailed information about the new state standards including implementation and resources for teachers, administrators, the higher education community and parents.
  • K-8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
    This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State PTA, gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight.
  • SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium Information
    SMARTER Balanced tests will assess the full range of Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11. It will measure current student achievement and growth over time, showing progress toward college and career readiness, and allowing for growth models.

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MISSION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

 

WHAT ARE THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English-language arts and mathematics that would better prepare students for success in the competitive global economy. 


These new standards focus on integrating academic content with skill instruction. The CCSS makes clear what students should be able to do, as well as what they should know when they graduate. All of the English/Language Arts standards at the lower grades build, or spiral, to the twelfth grade standards. It is possible to trace the development of a standard from kindergarten through graduation, at each level the work increases in complexity. The Math standards focus on "habits of mind" that students can apply at all levels of mathematics. This shift is an exciting opportunity for teachers to vertically articulate curriculum in ways not possible under the current standards.

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Resources for Parents and Guardians

These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.

What are the Common Core Standards?

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp

Informational Flyers

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssinfoflyers.asp
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

K–8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook

This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California's CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. This document has been translated into 17 languages. The handbook and translations may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web page under the General Overview Materials section at http://www.ccsesa.org/index/sp_CommonCoreStandards.cfm.

Parents' Guide to Student Success

http://www.pta.org/4446.htm
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child's learning.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps

http://www.cgcs.org/Domain/36
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

California Department of Education CCSS Resources Web page

http://www.cde.ca.gov/core

Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.

  • Join the CCSS Resources listserv to receive information and updates regarding the implementation of the CCSS. Send a "blank" message to join-commoncore@mlist.cde.ca.gov.
  • If you would like further information regarding the CCSS, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office by phone at 916-319-0490 or by e-mail at commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov.

California Department of Education

September 2013                                                                                                                          

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