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The Common Core State Standards

Students with Disabilities

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Read about the application of the standards to students with disabilities.

The Common Core State Standards articulate rigorous grade-level expectations in the areas of mathematics and English-language arts. These standards identify the knowledge and skills students need in order to be successful in college and careers.

Students with disabilities—students eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)—must be challenged to excel within the general curriculum and be prepared for success in their post-school lives, including college and/or careers. Read more… External Link

— Common Core State Standards Initiative (2010)
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The Special EDge is a publication of the California Department of Education's Special Education Division. It is designed to inform and support parents, educators, and other service providers on special education topics, focusing on research-based practices, legislation, technical support, and current resources. Read the Winter-Spring 2014 issue of The Special EDge to learn more about students with disabilities and the CCSS.

 For related issues, archives, and subscription information, visit the California Services for Technical Assistance and Training Web site at External LinkSpecial EDge Cover