Common Core State Standards

  • Common Core State Standards

    The Common Core State Standards provide an understanding of what students are expected to learn.  The standards are designed to be relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills students need to know to succeed in college and the workplace.

    Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are listed below and can be found posted on the California Department of Education CAASPP Web page under the Students and Parents Tabs at  Additional resources are available on the page.

    Listed below are websites to assist you in understanding the Common Core:




    PTA – Parents Guide to Student Success

    CDE – What are CCSS?

    CDE – Common Core Web Site

    CDE – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

    SBAC for Spanish Speakers

    CDE – Informational Handouts

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an assessment system based on the new Common Core State Standards.  A Summary of Core Components, Computer Adaptive Testing, Smarter Balanced and Higher Education: Preparing Young People for Postsecondary Success, and Smarter Balanced and Teachers: Supporting Student Achievement Through Meaningful Feedback files have been attached for your convenience.

    In addition, the P21 Common Core Toolkit, CCSS for Mathematics, and CCSS for Mathematics Appendix A have also been attached.


Common Core Files

Last Modified on February 21, 2023