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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 11, October 16, 2012

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

New Resources

Communications Toolkit for California

The CCSS Systems Implementation Communications Toolkit for California (DOC; 2MB) is designed to help local educational agencies with the important task of informing and engaging school communities about what the CCSS will mean for them.

New Literacy in History/Social Science Resource

History Blueprint External link opens in new window or tab., developed by the History Blueprint Team at the California History-Social Science Project, offers curricula aligned with both the California Content Standards for History-Social Science and the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Lessons combine historical investigation, carefully selected primary sources, activities to strengthen reading and writing, and practice evaluating arguments based on historical evidence.

New Mathematics Resource

The Mathematics Design Collaborative Web site External link opens in new window or tab., includes links to formative assessment lessons and information regarding the use of formative assessment in mathematics instruction.

Our New Look!

Visitors to the CDE Common Core State Standards Web page will notice something different. We’ve added “tabs” on the main page so users will be able to view the audience-specific resources without leaving the main page. We have included the following tabs:

  • Implementation Plan
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Students/Parents
  • Higher Education
  • Community Partners

The addition of tabs is part of our ongoing effort to provide useful and easy-to-find resources for CCSS implementation. If you can’t find a resource, would like to suggest a resource, or have any questions regarding the CCSS Web page, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office by e-mail at

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Last Reviewed: Monday, April 11, 2016