Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

CCSS Update: Volume II, Issue 9, April 9, 2013

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

New Resources

Additional Translations of California’s K–8 CCSS Parent Handbook

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has released new translations of California’s K–8 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Parent Handbook. This handbook is now available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese. You may access these translations on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web Page External link opens in new window or tab..

The College Board Releases Report on CCSS Alignment with National Arts Standards Conceptual Framework

The College Board, in collaboration with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), has released a report that details the alignment between the CCSS for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics and the National Core Arts Standards currently being written. Access this report on the NCCAS Common Core Alignment Web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Opportunities to Participate

Practice Test Available Later This Spring

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has announced that a Practice Test will be available online in late May 2013. The Practice Test will include performance tasks and be constructed to follow a test blueprint similar to the blueprint intended for the operational test. Additionally, the Practice Test will support several accommodations, such as text-to-speech, item-level pop-up Spanish glossaries for construct irrelevant terms (mathematics tests only), Braille, and American Sign Language. A Web link to the Practice Test will be provided through this listserv when it becomes available.

California Spotlight on…You!

The CCSS Update team is looking for excellent local CCSS Web sites and resources to be featured in the California Spotlight. If you would like to recommend a Web site, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office at

CCSS Update from CDE
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Excerpted from CDE’s External Linking Policy: The CDE is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the CDE or any association with the sites' operators.

To view past CCSS Updates, please visit the CCSS Resources Listserv Archive.

Subscribe: If you would like to receive information and updates via e-mail notification, subscribe to the CCSS Update from the CDE listserv by sending a “blank” message to

Unsubscribe: To unsubscribe from the CCSS Update from the CDE, send a "blank" message to

Subscribe: Join the SBAC CDE electronic mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to

Questions:   Common Core Team | | 916-319-0490
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 7, 2016