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Common Core


The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. 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 careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

 UC_CSU_Letter_Thumb.jpgUniversity of California and California State University Letter of Support

With the new school year underway, we want to express the support of California’s higher education segments for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We believe California’s implementation of the Common Core standards and aligned assessments has the potential to dramatically improve college readiness and help close the preparation gap that exists for California students.

 Link to Letter


California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

California's Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions

Smarter Balance Assessments

View a practice test​

Frequently Asked Questions

California Department of Education Resources​