Development of the Common Core State StandardsA list of significant events related to the adoption of the Common Core Standards.
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) commit to developing a set of standards that would help prepare students for success in college and career.
|May 2009||The State Board of Education (SBE) President, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), and the Governor of California agree to participate in the CCSSO and the NGA initiative to develop Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as part of California’s application to the federal Race to the Top grant.|
|September 2009||Release of draft College and Career Readiness standards; foundation for the CCSS.|
|September 2009 – March 2010||
CCSSO and NGA begin CCSS initiative; development of draft CCSS includes stakeholders from nearly every state; feedback and review teams include K–12 teachers, postsecondary faculty, curriculum and assessment experts, researchers, and national organizations.Common Core State Standards Initiative
|January 2010||Senate Bill X5 1 amends California Education Code Section 60605.8 to provide for adoption of the CCSS, including formation of an Academic Content Standards Commission (ACSC) responsible for making a recommendation to the SBE regarding adoption of CCSS. The CCSS can not be changed, but supplemental standards can be added (15 percent).|
|March 2010||Release draft version of CCSS for public comment, approximately 10,000 comments submitted.|
|June 2, 2010||
Release final version of CCSS.Common Core State Standards Initiative
ACSC meetings held at Sacramento County Office of Education. ACSC reviews CCSS for alignment to California standards and develops recommendations for standards to supplement the CCSS in California.
|August 2, 2010||
The SBE adopts the Common Core State Standards, including California-specific standards, as recommended by the ACSC. SBE directs CDE staff to develop a plan and timeline for implementation of the standards. To view the recording of this meeting, please visit the Why the CCSS in California? Web page.California State Board of Education
Update and discussion at the Commission on Teachers Credentialing (CTC) and the SBE Joint Meeting, including presentations on the CCSS and the development of an implementation plan.
Begin regular updates to the SBE on the activities of the CDE and the SBE regarding implementation of the CCSS.
SBE adopts modifications to the CCSS for Mathematics with California additions and model courses for higher mathematics, as authorized by Senate Bill 1200 (Chapter 654, Statutes of 2012).
SBE adopts College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards to the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects with California Additions, as authorized by SB 1200 (Chapter 654, Statutes of 2012).