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CA CCSS and the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards

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This video describes how the CCSS are designed to help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. As you view this video, think about how implementation of the CCSS will impact teaching and learning in your classroom.

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At the foundation of the CA CCSS are the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards, which describe the skills and knowledge students are expected to have when they graduate high school.  Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards, working steadily towards meeting the more general expectations described by the CCR Anchor Standards.

Take a few minutes to review the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.

In March 2012, the California State Board of Education approved a CCSS Systems Implementation Plan to guide and support the transition from the 1997 standards and assessments to the new standards and assessments. California’s transition plan is designed to facilitate essential coherence and alignment in the CCSS system.

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For additional information about California's transition plan, download a copy of the Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation Plan and visit the CDE Common Core State Standards Web page.

More information on both the CA CCSS and the CCR Anchor Standards can be found in the References section at the end of the module.