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Common Core

What is Common Core?

California Department of Education Common Core Standards InformationEducational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

Here is an overview of the California Common Core State Standards >> Click on a resource below...

Common Core Overview Presentation
   
Student testing: Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, students in California will be tested differently than we have been testing for the last many years. California is part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  They are developing and piloting the new testing items that students will encounter under the CCSS. >> Smarter Balanced Assessments Information for Parents and Students
Common Core shifts in ELA / Literacy and Math, Resources for Common Core State Standards  >> Shifts in ELA and Math
Subject area information including English Language Arts (ELA)  >>
 Common Core State Standards Resource List
Helpful Information for Parents, Students, Teachers and Community Members (from SDCOE) >>

GUHSD Professional Development response to the Common Core for all faculty >>


 
2015-16: Continue to train and work with all teachers and administrators in implementing and assessing curriculum, instructional material, technological and assessment needs to educate students in the CCSS.