Common Core

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

CA Common Core State Standards

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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, a number of states across the nation 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.  The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

The California Department of Education’s webpage on the Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards - Resources (CA Dept of Education) provides visitors with the following resources and information:

Search the California Content Standards

The California Department of Education created a search engine which provides a collection of resources to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  

CA Standards Mobile Application 

This application contains the 12 California content standards and is designed so educators can quickly find, search, and sort relevant standards across disciplines to aid in instructional planning and assessment. 

Additional resources on the California Department of Education’s website include: 

    • Common Core Search: The Common Core Search is a collection of resources to support implementation of the CCSS and 

    • Resources organized by audience, including information for teachers, administrators, students/parents, higher education, and community partners.  

Common Core Resources for Special Education

The California Department of Education provides free webinars, resources, and guidelines on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the Special Education Community.  


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Digital Chalkboard

The goal of Digital Chalkboard is to give teachers access to high-quality resources, tools, and materials needed to improve instruction and close the achievement gap in California schools.

Digital Chalkboard’s website features searchable teaching resources, professional development opportunities, and an online community of teaching professionals.   

Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules

    • This particular series is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Education and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards.  


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SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

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SELPA Administrative Assistant
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