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CCSS Update: Volume II, Issue 10, April 18, 2013

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

Opportunity to Participate

What Do YOU Think about the Draft Mathematics Framework?

The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the draft Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Framework), and the online survey have been posted for public review and comment on the Mathematics Curriculum Framework Web page. The draft Framework incorporates and supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The draft Framework and online survey will be available online through June 17, 2013. The online survey allows you to respond to as many or as few of the questions as you choose and to provide comments on the draft chapters. You also may e-mail more extensive comments on the draft Framework to MATHFRAMEWORK@cde.ca.gov. You may view the attached flyer for more information. The field review and survey results will be collected and presented to the Instructional Quality Commission.

New Resources

Mathematics Professional Learning Module Webinar

On Thursday, April 25, 3:30 p.m., PDT, the California Mathematics Project will present a detailed outline of how potential leaders and professional development providers can facilitate a session or series of sessions using the K–12 Standards for Mathematical Practice Professional Learning Module. The webinar will include an overview of the module, overview of the instructional guide for facilitators, and materials available for use. (Event has passed.)

Final Next Generation Science Standards Now Available

On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K–12 science education—were released. The standards identify science and engineering practices and content that all K–12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college, careers, and citizenship. The NGSS and supporting Appendices can be found on the Achieve, Inc. NGSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

New California science standards, based on the NGSS, will be presented to the State Board of Education (SBE) in July 2013, with adoption in November 2013 pending SBE approval. For more detailed information about the development process and timeline for adoption of new science standards in California, please visit the CDE NGSS Web page. To join the CDE NGSS electronic mailing list, please send a blank e-mail to join-ngss@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

New CCSS for Mathematics Publishers’ Criteria for High School and Revised Criteria for K–8

The lead writers of the CCSSM have released High School Publishers’ Criteria for the CCSSM. This document—developed  by the CCSSM writing team with review and collaboration from partner organizations, individual experts, and districts using the K–8 criteria—aims to support faithful CCSSM implementation by providing criteria for materials aligned to the CCSSM. The K–8 criteria have also been revised based on helpful feedback contributed by partner organizations and individual experts over the past six months, including practical feedback from districts working with the criteria. You will find both sets of criteria posted on the CDE CCSS Mathematics Resources Web page.


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