California Common Core Standards Resources

The foundation for success in the 21st century will be the ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and to communicate and collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards will provide opportunities for students to acquire and perfect these 21st century skills.

California Common Core Handbook

What Are the Common Core State Standards?

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The Common Core State Standards are a set of goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level (k-12) so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. You can find out more in the Common Core standards brochure in ENGLISH or SPANISH .

For More information

Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures (NEW, Jan-2016)

These brochures explain the CCSS to pa​rents/guardians, providing insights into what students will learn and highlighting progression through the grade levels.

English Language Arts/Literacy:

English: Grades

Spanish: Grades

Mathematics:

English: Grades

Spanish: Grades

Common Core State Standards in 3 Minutes

These two three-minute videos will help explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.

Click to watch video - English

Click here to watch the video in Spanish

Click to watch video - English

Click here to watch the video in Spanish

California Common Core Standards Resources Was Last Modified: September 6, 2019