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Common Core State Standards for California

California has recently adopted the Common Core State Standards to replace the content stardards that are currently being taught in the core instructional day. The California Department of Education provides a brief description on the standards below:

"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. Since 2010, 45 states 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 education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. (CDE, 2012)"

What are the Common Core State Standards? The California Department of Education has created a short video that outlines the Common Core State Standards.

Access a video on the Common Core State Standards here

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Looking for activities to do with your students around math common core? Visit the Bundled Content page to access a variety of activities that directly aligns with the Common Core.


Additional Resources is a website that provides educators with tons of resources specifically geared towards implementing the new Common Core State Standards in the classroom. Learn what they are and how to properly apply them in the student's everyday learning experience.

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Current State Standards

Currently, California is using content standards that were specifically designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Access the current set of State Standards here