• SBSD California State Standards Support Page

    California adopted the Common Core State Standards in August 2010.  The information below provides resources to learn more about the standards.
    Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core

       Where did these standards originate?
    • The Common Core was a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. 
       Who developed these standards?
    • The standards were developed by teachers, parents, school administrators and experts from business and higher education (technical schools, colleges and universities).
       What is the foundation of the Common Core?
    • The Common Core was based on the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards which define expectations for students entering college and starting careers.
       What is the purpose of the Common Core?
    • The Common Core provides a clear, rigorous, and consistent set of standards to prepare our children for college and career.


    Next Generation Science Standards

    On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) as required by California Education Code 60605.85.