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The Common Core State Standards


In August 2010 the California State Board of Education adopted the CCSS with a goal of full implementation by 2014–15.

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Take a few minutes to read the quote below for an overview of the CCSS Initiative.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt. The standards have been informed by the best available evidence and the highest state standards across the country and globe and designed by a diverse group of teachers, experts, parents, and school administrators, so they reflect both our aspirations for our children and the realities of the classroom. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The standards are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that our students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace.”

— Common Core State Standards Initiative (2010)
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Learn more about the Initiative by visiting the Common Core State Standards Initiative Web site.

CCSS Web Site