The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a set of learning goals designed to benefit and enrich students by setting fewer, clearer, and deeper standards and expectations, working grade-by-grade, step-by-step to put students on the path to graduate prepared for both college and a career. The standards require a greater use of analysis, critical thinking and real-world skills.
Transitioning to success as Common Core is implemented
Local districts are in their first year of full implementation of the Common Core State Standards; however, teachers and districts have been working since 2010 to prepare to successfully engage students in deeper learning and higher expectations set by the new standards and are prepared to help ensure the success of students under Common Core.
Common Core Resources
Find out more about Common Core in California by reading our resources:
SUPPORT FOR COMMON CORE
Show your support for Common Core and join the Children’s Movement of California
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EXTERNAL RESOURCES & INFO
PTA Parents Guide to Common Core
REPORTS AND RESEARCH
NEA Common Core Standards Toolkit