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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 3, July 24, 2012

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

New Resources

Publishers' Criteria for K–8 Mathematics Now Available

The lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics have released a new guidance document: K–8 Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The document is available on the Common Core State Standards Initiative Resources Web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Participate

Public Review and Feedback on the English Language Development Standards

Assembly Bill 124 requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) in consultation with the State Board of Education (SBE) to update, revise, and align the state’s current English Language Development standards by grade level to the state’s English Language Arts standards by November 2012. In order to accomplish this important work, public review and feedback is essential. The California Department of Education (CDE) will hold public hearings in Sacramento on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, and in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 26, 2012. In addition, written comments relevant to the proposed standards may be submitted to the CDE until Monday, August 6, 2012. Additional information can be found on the CDE English Language Development Standards Web page.

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 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
  • Attend the Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Work Group meetings, which are open to the public.

To access the schedule of Work Group meetings and learn more about the statewide assessment reauthorization process, please visit the CDE Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.

CCSS Webinar of Interest

July 26, 11 a.m. PST
Math Practices and the Common Core, Education Week
This webinar featuring Jason Zimba, a lead writer of the CCSS for mathematics, will examine what the standards for mathematical practice mean, where they came from, and how they can be effectively embedded in the classroom. Register Now>> (This webinar has passed. View the on-demand version on the EdWeek: Webinars Web page External link opens in new window or tab..)

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