Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Common Core

Common Core

Common Core State Standards

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. Information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.

Common Core Search

The CDE created a search engine, which provides a collection of resources to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Start your search.

State Symposiums

These free webinars have been archived on the CDE website including all support documentation. They are part of a series called California Common Core State Standards Symposium for Special Educators. Links to each webinar can be found at CDE’s Common Core Resources for Special Education page.

Digital Chalkboard Professional Development Modules

Common Core State Standards
This series is the product of collaborative efforts between the California Department of Education and content and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. The series includes thirteen modules that are available in both online and on-site professional learning formats.


Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0342

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