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California Common Core State Standards

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common core standards

Common Core State Standards are a progression of skills that students master as they move from transitional kindergarten through high school. The Standards are designed to provide a consistent understanding of what students are expected to learn to ensure they are challenged, make appropriate progress, and prepared for success.  These learning goals help students meet college and career expectations while creating the foundation needed for students to contribute and thrive in a changing world.

common core resources for parents

Achieve the Core Common Core Resources for Parents and Community Members - This Web page contains resources compiled for parents and guardians introducing the CCSS including information about the standards; guides, roadmaps, and videos for parents; and teacher and business support for the CCSS.


California Department of Education - Overview of the Common Core Standards


Common Core Resources for Special Education - CCSS resources and guidelines for the special education community.


Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps - The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the ELA and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.


Be a Learning Hero - A collection of education organizations seek to help parents and guardians support their child's success in school with tools and resources.

the common core in three minutes


common core standard overview