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Resource Title California Common Core State Standards

On August 2, 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted the California Common Core Standards. Pursuant to Senate Bill X5 1 (January, 2010), California established the Academic Content Standards Commission to develop academic content standards in language arts and mathematics. Eighty-five percent of the standards recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption were required to be from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (see Common Core State Standards). The CCSS is a state-led effort, under the leadership of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), to establish a single set of clear educational standards for English-language arts and mathematics that states can share and voluntarily adopt. In creating the standards, the two leadership organizations worked with representatives from participating states, a wide range of educators, content experts, researchers, parents, national organizations, and community groups. The K-12 Common Core State Standards released on June 2, 21010 were informed by evidence and/or research and are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace. In addition, the standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The California Common Core State Standards adopted August 2, 2010 include up to 15% in additions for each of the two areas to address any perceived gaps and to insure that the rigor of California’s existing standards would be maintained. Additions are indicated in bold, underlined font.

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