Common Core State Standards

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California is one of 45 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics.  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 CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

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.

Teachers, parents, school administrators and experts from across the country together with state leaders provided input into the development of the Common Core State Standards.  The nation’s governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) led the development of the Common Core State Standards and continue to lead the initiative.    

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Last Modified on July 8, 2014