Common Core Standards
The Curriculum and Instruction team at Lake County Office of Education is committed to helping our educators and districts learn about, roll out, and implement the California Common Core State Standards. Implementing these standards requires staying current with all the information, professional development, and resoures. It is our goal to help districts implement these new standards successfully and to support positive educational outcomes for all Lake County students.
What are Common Core State Standards?
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject and at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by California in 2010, were developed through a state-led national initiative. The standards were designed to better prepare American students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy.
Lake County schools are now in the process of implementing the Common Core standards. Full implementation of the new standards and assessments is expected by 2014-15.
Implementation of the Common Core Standards in California will require changes to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.
More information on the Common Core Standards:
What's Next After STAR Testing?
The current system of assessments in California, encompassed primarily under the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, are aligned to the state's previous academic content standards. As California begins implementing the Common Core State Standards, the assessment system will need to evolve to reflect both the new standards and assessment methodologies.
More information on assessments:
CDE Common Core Assessment - The Department of Education website provides information about the state's participation in the SMARTER-Balanced Assessment Consortium.
State Superintendent's Recommendations for Transitioning California to a Future Assessment System - This California Department of Education website provides information on the State Superintendent's 12 recommendations for reauthorization of the state assessment plan.
General Resources and Information
Common Core State Standards Initivative | Link
CDE Common Core State Standards Information | Link
CDE Common Core State Standards Resources for Special Education | Link
CDE Common Core Resources Clearinghouse | Link
Parents' Guide to Student Success | Link
Parents' Guide to Student Success 2 page brochure l Link
Parents' Guide to Student Success - Grade Level Brochures 2 page l Link
Parents' Guide to Student Success - Grade Level Brochures 4 page l Link
College and Career Anchor Standards (doc) | Link
Do you want this to be said of your child? (pdf) l Link
FAQ from the Common Core State Standards Initiative l Link
Parent's Backpack Guide to CCSS (doc) l Link
Shifts in Practice and "Habits of Mind" (pdf) l Link
Parents Handbook (PDF) l Link
Common Core Powerpoint Presentation l Link
Common Core FAQ l Link
Common Core Overview, Trifold Brochure l Link
Common Core Overview, Two-Page Flier l Link
Common Core Overview, Power Point Presentation l Link
Parents Handbook (PDF) l Link
English Language Arts & Literacy
Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts & Literacy (pdf) l Link
Common Core Standards ELA Overview, from Learning Inlimited (pdf) l Link
Parent Roadmaps, English Language Arts l Link
Common Core Standards for Mathematics (pdf) l Link
Higher Mathematics, Traditional vs. Integrated (doc) l Link
Parent Roadmaps, Mathematics l Link
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), by Topic (PDF) l Link
Appendix A, Conceptual Shifts (PDF) l Link
FAQs and Key Resources
FAQ from Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium l Link
SBAC's Summary of Core Components (PDF) l Link
STAR-SBAC Comparison by Santa Barbara COE (PDF) l Link
SBAC Parent & Student Information l Link
Common Core State Standards l Link
Local Control Funding Formula Website l Link
Local Control Funding Formula (PDF) l Link
Local Control and Accountability Plan -LCAP (PDF) l Link
Local Control Funding Formula FAQ's l Link
Community Information Session Powerpoint | Link
Community Information Session Resources and Information Handout | Link