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What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards (also call the "Common Core" or CCSS) are a set of shared goals and expectations that have been adopted by 45 states in the United States. The Common Core standards were adopted by California in 2010.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core

Where did these standards originate?

  • The Common Core is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Who developed these standards?

  • The standards were developed by teachers, parents, school administrators and experts from business and higher education (technical schools, colleges and universities).

What is the foundation of the Common Core?

  • The Common Core was based on the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards which define expectations for students entering college and starting careers.

What is the purpose of the Common Core?

  • The Common Core provides a clear, rigorous, and consistent set of standards to prepare our children for college and career.

Click HERE for the Common Core English Language Arts Standards (ELA)
Click HERE for the Common Core Math Standards

Parent Roadmaps

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy AND Math provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-5. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

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