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CA Common Core

CA Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

The California Common Core State Standards were developed through both a national and state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English-Language Arts and Mathematics that would better prepare students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy.

The California State Board of Education adopted the standards in 2010.  However, it will take several years to implement curriculum and assessments based on the new standards.  El Rancho Unified School District is now fully implementing the California Common Core State Standards district-wide, K-12.  California’s adoption of these standards is guiding schools toward preparing all students to be ready to move on to college and/or into a satisfying career when they graduate.  This learning transition is inviting us to remodel the way we teach, and that’s a good thing.



Websites for Common Core Resources:

CA Department of Education

National Common Core

Next Generation Science Standards

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Smarter en Español

Sample Items & Performance Tasks


Common Core Resources for Parents:

            National PTA   Parents' Guides to Student Success

    Council of the Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core State Standards