Staff Information

Common Core State Standards

Common Core

As we transition from the current California Content Standards to the California Common Core Standards in Math and English Language Arts, it's important to know that 70-80% of the standards will remain the same. The real difference is in the cognitive rigor of what we are asking students to do (i.e. students will be reading more complex and varied texts).

California, along with 44 other states, is transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  Developed by educators, the standards keep the best of what we have in California; while reducing the number of concepts and skills to be learned, the instructional program will have greater depth and application of knowledge to allow students to understand at a higher level. (Click here for graphic with Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels)

Use the buttons below to access the full listing of Common Core State Standards and related information. Click here to return to the Common Core Resources for Staff

ELA Standards ELA Key Terms ELA Exemplars & Sample Tasks Student Writing Samples Math Standards Tech Flow Chart

Use the links below to access Common Core State Standards for specific grade levels and content areas. Materials below are provided thanks to Fresno County Office of Education.

Kindergarten English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

Kindergarten English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

1st Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

1st Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

2nd Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

2nd Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

3rd Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

3rd Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

4th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

4th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

5th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

5th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

6th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards

6th Grade English Language Arts & Literacy Standards for teacher use

Additional resources for teachers:

Interactive Graph of Common Core State Standards for Math (enlarge for best viewing)

Standards for Mathematical Practice (condensed)

Common Core Math Practices Guide for teachers

Common Core Math Practices checklist of skills

ELA Standards Comparison: Common Core vs. California State Standards

Math Standards Comparison: Common Core vs. California State Standards