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The California State Board of Education approved the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in both Mathematics and English Language Arts on August 2, 2010. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education. The Standards were developed through a state-led effort to establish consistent and clear education standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics that would better prepare students for success in the competitive global economy. The initiative was launched and supported by the Council of State School Officers and National Governors Association. Forty eight states, including California, participated in the Common Core State Standards initiative. California is also participating in a multi-state consortium to develop assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards.
The Common Core State Standards are clear, understandable and consistent, as well as aligned with college and work expectations. They include rigorous content and require application of knowledge through higher-order skills. They have been built upon the strengths and lessons of former state standards. All students are prepared to succeed in the global economy and society because they are internationally bench-marked. The standards establish what students need to learn without dictating how teachers should teach.