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California is transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are set of standards that focus on 21st century skills into the teaching of English language arts and mathematics to improve the quality of education in our schools. These new standards elevate the quality of learning of our students to match or exceed that of their peers internationally. In so doing, the CCSS provides today’s students with the problem solving and critical thinking skills that will allow for them to successfully transition into the college and career opportunities of tomorrow.

The Smarter Balanced assessments are an important tool in ensuring students are meeting expectations set by the standards. These tests more accurately and efficiently reflect what students know. It is important to make sure students are on the path towards graduating college and career ready and more importantly to identify any challenges early.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity to revolutionize classrooms and, more importantly, allows for a greater engagement of students in their education. by clicking on the sections below:


The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful


The CCSS is introducing new assessment tools that that will be better able to measure what students are learning and how they are progressing towards college and career readiness


The administration of these new assessments over the next couple of months will be “testing the test” as well as the capacity of districts and providing students with hands on experience


See who supports Common Core VIEW LIST

See a video explanation of Common Core WATCH

Get more information about Common Core and the upcoming test READ

PTA Parents Guide to Student Success READ

Read the CA Dept. of Education Common Core information GO

Find more resources about Smarter Balanced Assessments   GO


California prepares for Common Core standards, Mercury News  READ

New techniques get kids thinking critically, Coastline Pilot  READ

Common Core Poses Challenges, Opportunities, Ed Source  READ

Common Core Standards are Right for California, SF Gate  READ