Common Core Online Resources
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.
Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
Interested in learning more about Common Core State Standards?
Below is a list of various online resources.
corestandards.org - Home to the Common Core State Standards initiative; Resources and information on the standards themselves
smarterbalanced.org - Everything you want to know about Smarter Balanced assessments, including sample questions
achievethecore.com - Content and resources to help teachers understand the Common Core
teachingchannel.org - Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans
bie.org - Information and resources about Project Based Learning—an extended process of inquiry in which students respond to complex questions, problems or challenges.
challengebasedlearning.org - Challenge Based Learning is a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning where students are encouraged to use technology to solve real-world problems