Common Core State Stds (CCCSS)

The California Common Core State Standards (CCCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English-language arts and mathematics that would better prepare students for success in the competitive global economy.

The standards were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on August 2, 2010. However, it will take several years to implement curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments based on the new standards.

The following presentations provide a general overview (Math & ELA) of the CCCSS.

CDE CCCSS Presentation

RSDSSS CCCSS Overview 8-24-10

ACSA CCCS Webinar 11-22-10

CCSS General Overview, Timeline, and Assessments (TCOE)

California Teacher’s Association (CTA) Good Teaching Conference: San Jose, California, January 21, 2011


The following publication provides an overview of the new assessments for the Common Core State Standards.  (Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management at ETS)

Link to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Website: