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California State Standards

California State Standards bring strong advantages to students in California and in the United States. First, by unifying the expectations, assessments of educational quality and the federal funding that is based on such assessment will be more equitable. Second, students throughout the United States will be in a better position to compete with students throughout the world for university admission and for jobs in a global market. Finally, these standards define transitional-kindergarten through twelfth grade learning that will ensure that students are well prepared for post-secondary education and careers.
Common Core State Standards

The standards (formally known as The Common Core State Standards) are being used by 43 states across the United States. California’s State Board of Education adopted the standards in August 2010. The National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers and California Teachers Association were included in the discussion and were given a voice in providing their input into the final version of the standards. For more up-to-date information, please visit the California Department of Education's website on Common Core Standards.
PTA has created grade-by-grade parent guides that reflect the Common Core State Standards. Individual guides were created for grades K-8 and two were created for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). The guides are available in English and Spanish.
CDE Informational flyers
Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards
Click here for helpful information from the Parent's Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards:
California Department of Education Common Core Resources