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Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. 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 career. With students fully prepared for the future, our community will be best positioned to compete successfully in a global economy. With the right support, we know all students will rise to the expectations outlined by the standards. These standards require the problem solving, critical thinking, and creative analysis expected for college and career success.

The SBCUSD Common Core Plan considers key implementation strategies outlined by the state of California and aligns with the CDE's Systems Implementation Plan. Secondary school leaders are encouraged to read Implementing the Common Core State Standards for more targeted implementation strategies. Additional resources are listed below. Be sure to visit this site periodically for new additions.

General Information

California Common Core Standards Resources Achieve the Core
California Common Core FAQ Instructional Materials FAQ
National Common Core Sate Standards Moving To The Common Core
California CCSS Resource Clearinghouses Hunt Institute
California Professional Learning Modules RCOE Common Core
CA Common Core Special Education  


National Common Core Sate Standards Mathematics CCSS Mathematics Glossary Math Common Core Coalition
Standards for Mathematical Practice Achieve The Core Focus by Grade Level EDC SMP
Instructional Shifts Inside Mathematics Mathematics Toolbox
California Math Framework Illustrative Mathematics Math Common Core Tools
Revised Publisher's Criteria Common Core Math (6 - 8)  Mars Tasks  
Publisher's Criteria Common Core Math (HS)  Math Task force Modules  

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

.Parent and Student Resources Teacher Resources

​Public Sample Items

What Parents and Students Should Know Smarter Balanced Resources for Educators Practice and Training Tests
Reporting Scores Smarter Balanced Digital Library Sample Items

Assessment & Accountability

BASIC Set-Up iOS One-to-One Model SBAC Testing Principles
SBAC Transition Page 58 Shared Classroom Models Tech Purchase Guidelines 2012

For additional information please contact:

  Tex Acosta
Assistant Director