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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 5, August 13, 2012

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

New Resources

Two new resources have been added to the CCSS for Students, Parents, and Guardians page.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps External link opens in new window or tab.
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

Shifts for Students and Parents External link opens in new window or tab.
EngageNY has created a practical guide that provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the CCSS.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Participate

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 Common Core State Standards (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.

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, 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:

  • Complete a brief survey: [These surveys are no longer available]
    • Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Survey (English version)
    • Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Survey (Spanish version)
  • Send comments by e-mail to

To learn more about the statewide assessment reauthorization process, please visit the CDE Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.

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