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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 1, July 10, 2012

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

New Resources

Common Core State Standards Web Page Remodel

Have you been to the CDE's CCSS Web page lately? The California Department of Education (CDE) has remodeled the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Web page and added an exciting new feature. In an effort to bring the right resource to the right user, CCSS resources have now been grouped by audiences, with pages for Educators; Students, Parents, and Guardians; and the Community Partners. There are also resource pages for CCSS Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy.

Visitors to the new CCSS Systems Implementation-Significant Milestones timeline page can learn more about California’s implementation projects by selecting milestones on the implementation timeline and related project timelines. Dig deep into the projects you are tracking with this exciting new feature. The CCSS Web page and the milestones timeline will grow and expand as implementation progresses, so check back regularly.

Let us know what you think! Please send your CCSS-related questions, suggestions, and resources for possible inclusion on the CDE Web site to commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Participate

Opportunity to Provide Feedback: Reauthorization of the California Pupil Assessment System

As part of the process in developing recommendations to the Legislature for the reauthorization of the California pupil assessment system, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson, is seeking your help. All Californians have a unique opportunity to provide thoughts on and suggestions for what they think should be included in this system. Several opportunities exist for you to provide feedback. You may:

To access the schedule of Work Group meetings and learn more about the statewide assessment reauthorization process, please visit the Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.

Public Review and Feedback on the English Language Development Standards

Assembly Bill 124 requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in consultation with the State Board of Education to update, revise and align the state’s current English Language Development standards by grade level to the state’s English Language Arts standards by November 2012. In order to accomplish this important work, public review and feedback is essential. The California Department of Education (CDE) will hold public hearings in Sacramento on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 and in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 26, 2012. In addition, written comments relevant to the proposed standards may be submitted to the CDE until Monday, August 6, 2012. Additional information can be found on the English Language Development Standards Web page.

Submit an Application to Serve on the English Language Arts/English Language Development CFCC

The CDE and SBE are recruiting members for the English Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (ELA/ELD CFCC) to assist in the revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework. The framework will be revised to align with the CCSS for English language arts and incorporate new English language development standards. The ELA/ELD CFCC will include between 9 and 20 members who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, English language arts and English language development content knowledge, and grade-level experience. The committee will meet up to six times, with meetings scheduled from February through July 2013. More details about the responsibilities of serving as an ELA/ELD CFCC member and the application are available on the CDE Curriculum Frameworks Web page. The deadline for submission of the application is August 16, 2012.

CCSS Webinars of Interest

July 11, 11 a.m. PST
Revealing How Education Leaders Can Work Together on Common-Standards Implementation, Education Week
Principals have a pivotal role to play in turning the common standards into good curriculum and instruction in their schools. View this webinar to learn what resources are available to guide principals and district leaders as they embrace this important role.

July 11, 11 a.m. PST
Student Achievement Partners’ Release of Common Core PD Modules External link opens in new window or tab. , Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
CCSSO will host a webinar to mark the release of four professional development modules designed to support district and school leadership in their transition to the Common Core. The modules are designed to be incorporated into summer professional development sessions or during back to school planning.


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