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Resources for those interested in the academic achievement of kindergarten through grade six public school students; includes transition-to-school guidance.



implementation of the CCSS throughout California's educational system.

Approved on March 7, 2012, by the State Board of Education, the CCSS systems implementation plan is a living document that identifies major phases and activities in the implementation of the CCSS throughout California's educational system.

  • Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California (DOC; 9MB; Revised 30-Apr-2013) | PDF (Revised 30-Apr-2013)
  • Common Core State Standards Systems Implementation – Significant Milestones Timeline
    An interactive timeline to help you learn more about the significant milestones in CCSS implementation. Includes information regarding the development of CCSS-aligned curriculum frameworks, English language development standards, career technical education standards, and assessments. Also includes information regarding the transition to a new assessment system and the review of CCSS-aligned supplemental instructional materials.
  • Appendix A: Local CCSS Systems Implementation Plan Template (DOC) 
    Each of California’s local educational agencies should develop its own local plan for CCSS systems implementation based on local needs and resources. To facilitate the process of local plan development, this section of the document offers a template organized around the significant milestones of CCSS systems implementation.
  • CCSS Systems Implementation Guide
    This resource, designed to support local CCSS implementation, provides suggestions and resources organized by the seven guiding strategies of the CCSS Systems Implementation Plan for California.
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
    Information about the new generation of assessments.
    • Sample Items and Performance Tasks External link opens in new window or tab. 
      Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium's next-generation assessments.
    • Practice Tests
      The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are now available for grades three through eight and grade eleven in English-language arts and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments.
  • Resources Listserv 
    Join the CCSS Resources listserv and receive information and updates regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

Important Links for Military Families

Official website of USAG Presidio of Monterey and child care information(CYS Services)

Common Core State Standards / Estándares Comunes de California

Parent Handbook for California Common Core State Standards

Spanish Translations of the CCSS are available on the Common Core en Español Web Site

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