Common Core Resources
Council of the Great City Schools
- Common Core Works
- Parent Roadmaps English Language Arts
- Parent Roadmaps Mathematics
- Myths v Facts About the Common Core Standards
California Department of Education
- Common Core Standards
- English Language Arts & Literacy in History / Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
- Frequently Asked Questions
Common Core State Standards
Educational 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 (California Department of Education).
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy (Common Core State Standards).