Common Core State Standards
In the spring of 2009 the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State Schools’ Officers met to discuss the possibility of states voluntarily collaborating to develop a set of common standards and assessments. At that time, 48 states agreed to work toward this goal and the result was the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Your student is preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the CCSS established clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. These standards are benchmarked to the academic standards of the highest achieving nations in the world and reflect research on the skills and knowledge students need to be successful and competitive in the universities and careers of the 21st century, placing greater emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and application of skills and knowledge.
California has adopted the CCSS as our state’s official standards for ELA and Math and has adopted the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments to measure student growth and achievement relative to these new standards. These new assessments will be officially administered to Mesa Verde Juniors each spring, beginning in 2015.
For more information, please go to the SJUSD website: https://www.sanjuan.edu/commoncor