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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

  • Common Core Implementation CUSD
  • Implementación de los Estándares Comunes Invierno

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, 46 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

Smarter Balanced Assessment System

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multistate consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

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CUSD Vision Statement for the CCSS

Cabrillo Unified School District believes in ensuring equitable access to rigorous educational opportunities for all students to prepare them to thrive in a dynamic and diverse global community as socially responsible citizens. We will accomplish this through strategic allocation of resources to support best teaching practices, research-based professional development, and transparent communication with stakeholders. We are dedicated to implementing the Common Core Standards with fidelity to support College and Career Readiness where student learning exhibits highly-developed communication skills, collaboration, critical thinking, innovation, adaptability, and self-directed learning in technology rich classrooms.