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Module Overview

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Take a moment to read about the purpose of this professional learning module:

 

Module Purpose

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with an
overview of the CCSS that includes:

  • The history and guiding principles behind the
    development of the CCSS Initiative
  • The timeline of California’s adoption process
  • Overview of the math and English language arts standards,
    including California Additions

 

The objectives for the CCSS mathematics sections are to develop understandings of:

  • Background on the design, coherence, and focus
  • The two types of math standards
  • Similarities and differences relating to the 1997 standards
  • Organization and structure of the standards
  • Areas of emphasis in the CCSS

The objectives for the CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (ELA/Literacy) sections are to develop understandings of:

  • Background on the college and career readiness goals
  • Organization and structure of the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards, three main sections, and the strands
  • The progression of the standards from kindergarten to college and career
  • Similarities and differences between the CCSS and California’s 1997 standards
  • Areas of emphasis in the CCSS, including informational text, text complexity, and analysis