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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 20, December 20, 2012

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

Opportunities to Participate

Public Hearings on the Recommended Modifications to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with California Additions and Model Courses for Higher Mathematics

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education are holding two public hearings on proposed changes to the California additions to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and outlines for model courses in two pathways for higher mathematics. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the California Department of Education (CDE) in Sacramento and Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa. For more information about the public hearings and the recommended changes, please visit the CDE Mathematics Curriculum Framework Web page.

Implementation Resources

Release of Preliminary Test Blueprints

The Smarter Balanced Governing States have approved the preliminary test blueprints describing the content of English–language arts/literacy and mathematics summative assessments for grades three through eight and high school. The preliminary test blueprints reflect the depth and breadth of the performance expectations of the CCSS and how that content will be assessed. The full document is available on the Smarter Balanced Web site External link opens in new window or tab..  

A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics

This publication from the CDE contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and the content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics. The publication is excerpted from A Look At Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools, an online resource that provides information regarding all curricular content areas. To order a hard-copy of the publication, contact the CDE Press Sales Office at 1-800-995-4099 or by e-mail at

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