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Common Core State Standards & Smarter Balanced Assessments

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The CCSS Mathstandards call for learning mathematical content in the context of real-world situations, using mathematics to solve problems, and developing "habits of mind" that foster mastery of mathematics content as well as mathematical understanding. CCSS Math.

Estándares Estatales Comunes de Matemáticas 

Sexto Grado
Séptimo Grado
Octavo Grado


CCSS EnglishThe CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy help build creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, and communication.  CCSS English.

Estándares comunes estatales para las artes del lenguaje en español
Sexto Grado
Séptimo Grado
Octavo Grado
Noveno y Décimo Grado
Undécimo y Duodécimo Grado


The Next Generation Science StandardsThe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) www.nextgenscience.org

The Future

Seeing the Future DocumentHow the Common Core Will Affect Mathematics and English Language Arts in Grades 3-12 Across America
the K–12 Center at ETS







Smarter Balanced

SBACThe new Smarter Balanced Assessments take the place of many STAR tests



Parent RoadmapParent Roadmaps: What parents can do to be effective ‘partners in change’ with the Common Core -- the Council of the Great City Schools

English for Parents
Artes del lenguaje en inglés
Math for Parents
Matematicas Para Los Padres

PTA resourcesParents’ Guide to Student Success created by the National PTA, these are guides to CCSS English language arts/literacy and mathematics  EnglishMathinglés, matemática

Aspen Institute guide for Parents on the CCSSCCSS An Introduction for Families and other Stakeholders: this two-page flyer was developed by The Aspen Institute to explain what the standards are and why they are important for improving public education.
Una introducción para familias e inversores



Why are we making the change to Common Core?

In an ever-changing world, our students need better knowledge and tools to prepare them to compete in the global economy. The need to audaciously confront ...more