Endorsed by the University of California, the California State University system and California Community Colleges, the common core state standards outline what students should know and be able to do in English Language Arts and Mathematics from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
These standards are aligned with the knowledge and skills identified as critical for college and career success, are benchmarked to the standards of the world’s top-performing countries, and mark the first time that states have shared a common set of expectations for the nation’s K-12 students.
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California’s four systems of higher education have endorsed the common core standards. The University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities are engaging in a comprehensive, coordinated approach for implementation to link the K-12 system with higher education on standards, assessments, and teacher training.