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What are Common Core 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. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.
Since 2010, a number of states across the nation 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 educational experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
California Common Core State Standards: The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting standards. Below is information about the standards taking place in California.
Common Core en Español is a joint effort between the San Diego County Office of Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, and California Department of Education. "California is putting these standards to work as the foundation for remodeling our education system," Tom Torlakson said. "This translation is important because it sets the stage for equitable assessment and curriculum development."
Grade Level Curriculum: Grade-level curriculum documents are organized by individual grade levels and includes information about transitioning to the CCSS.