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CCSS Update: Volume III, Issue 6, Feb.18, 2014

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

Opportunity to Participate

Common Core and Beyond: A Practicum on Literacy in the Content Areas, Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, and Assessments

This is a reminder about this series of seminars—brought to you by the California Teachers Association, the California Department of Education (CDE), the Comprehensive Center at WestEd, and the Association of California School Administrators—designed to deepen educator understanding of the CCSS and the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sponsored through a grant provided by the National Education Association, these one-day seminars will offer workshops; many provided by classroom practitioners; in the areas of curriculum, technology, literacy across the content areas, and assessment. The next seminar will be held on March 14, 2014, at the Pre-Good Teaching Conference at the Anaheim Hilton. Additional seminars will be offered across the state in the coming months. Please see the [CTA Conferences Web page External link opens in new window or tab.] for more information.

Field Test Flash #2 & #3

Smarter Balanced Field Test Flash #2 & #3

New from the CDE, Field Test Flash is designed to deliver up-to-the-minute information about the upcoming Smarter Balanced Field Test. To join the Field Test Flash listserv directly, please send a blank e-mail to

For questions related to the spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test, please contact the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) by phone at 800-955-2954 or by e-mail at Information can also be accessed through the CalTAC Web site External link opens in new window or tab.. For questions about this Field Test Flash, please contact the CAASPP Office at 916-445-8765 or by e-mail at


Parent Engagement and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:30–4 p.m. (PT)

The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd will host a webinar addressing the key question, "What can parents do to support their children at home and in their communities as teachers implement the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M)?" This webinar is designed for parents, teachers and administrators, and addresses key strategies effectively using the CCSS-M. Please send advance questions to To register, please visit the Schools Moving Up Webinars Web Page External link opens in new window or tab..

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