California State Standards in SUSD
Along with 45 other states, California schools are transitioning to a new set of academic learning standards called the Common Core State Standards. These standards will replace the existing California State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and will supplement standards in social science, science, and technical subjects.
Stockton Unified’s leadership and classroom educators have already begun the process of transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. Through the process titled Rigorous Curriculum Design, SUSD Educators are collaborating with grade level teams to develop Units of Study aligned to the Common Core State Standards. These units engage students in hands-on and project-based learning experiences with an emphasis on the process of learning. Units of Study allow content to be taught across subject areas, providing meaningful context to the material being presented.
For students, the question of, “How will I use this in the future?” will take on new meaning as the Units of Study and the Common Core State Standards are designed with college and career readiness in mind.
California State Standards
ELA & Math Common Core Standards by Grade Level
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grades 9-10
- Grades 11-12
Higher Mathematics Courses
Brochures and Presentations
- Common Core Standards Parent Forum Presentation | Spanish
- SUSD Common Core Parent Informational Brochure | Spanish
- Common Core Standards Initiative National website
- Parent Roadmaps to Common Core website
- Parent’s Guide to Student Success – National PTA website
- SmarterBalanced.org Assessment Consortium
- Information and Resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students, parents, and guardians
GreatSchools has provided GreatKids Milestones; a free resource for parent support with the Common Core State Standards. “Milestone is an online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-5. Milestones show students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing, and math, grade by grade."
California State Department of Education Videos
Two new videos that provide information to high school and middle school students about the Smarter Balanced Field Test are now available. The videos introduce students to the Field Test and explain the significant contribution they will make in helping to create the operational tests for 2014–15. The videos are posted at the following links: