SBSD California State Standards Support Page

California adopted the Common Core State Standards in August 2010.  The information below provides information around the standards.

What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards (also call the "Common Core" or CCSS) are a set of shared goals and expectations that have been adopted by 45 states in the United States. The Common Core standards were adopted by California in 2010.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core

   Where did these standards originate?
  • The Common Core is 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.

The 6 Shifts in English Language Arts and Math found in the Common Core

California State Assessment Sample Tests

Common Core Presentation

Parent Information on the Common Core
The Parents' Guide to Student Success
(Guia Para Padres para Fomentar el Exito Escolar)
These two-page guides were developed by the National PTA as a support for parents.
Parent Roadmap: Supporting Your Child
(Guia Para Los Padres: Apoyando A Su Hijo)
The parent roadmaps were developed by the Council of Great City Schools.  They provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning. These roadmaps also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year.
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