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CCSS Update: Volume II, Issue 1, January 9, 2013

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

CDE News Release

SSPI Proposes Future Statewide Assessment System

State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson provided recommendations to the Governor and Legislature yesterday for a new statewide testing system. You may review the news release on the California Department of Education (CDE) January 8, 2013 New Release Web page and the report on the CDE Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.  

Opportunities to Participate

Second Public Draft of NGSS Now Available for Public Review

The second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available. Public review and comment on the draft standards will be collected for the next three weeks, through January 29, 2013. The draft standards and feedback survey are available on the Achieve NGSS Web Site External link opens in new window or tab..

SBE CCSS Agenda Items

The State Board of Education (SBE) will address six items on CCSS implementation during its January 16, 2013 meeting, including the following topics:

To review these agenda items or watch the live Webcast, please visit the SBE Meeting for January 2013 Web page.


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