Common Core State Standards ~ An Overview
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of educational standards that detail what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. California's State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The development of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was a state-led movement through the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The California Department of Education (CDE) helps schools make sure that all students are meeting these standards.
The standards were designed by a diverse group of teachers, professionals, organizations, parents, and school administrators as a way of providing a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children, across the nation, for college and the work-force. Learning expectations will now be consistent for all students.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards will transform the way we teach. They will help teachers build strong learning communities with clear expectations of what our students will need to know and be able to do at each grade level and course of study.
The Castaic Union School District is committed to developing an understanding of the expectations of Common Core State Standards among our teachers, administrators, students, parents and community and to aligning a comprehensible program of study around these standards that will yield college and career ready students.