California State Content Standards are designed to encourage the highest achievement of K–12 students by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills students should acquire in each grade level.
State Guidance for Maximizing Investments in Professional Learning—materials describing the use of new professional learning funds supporting student, educator, and school system growth, incorporating all current state content standards (SB 77).
ELA/ELD Framework Summary—the
English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve offers guidance for providing all California students a world-class educationin English language arts and in literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.
Mathematics Framework Summary—the
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, K–12 highlights essential information and provides guidance in mathematics. It includes a wealth of information and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians.
Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures—explain Common Core State Standards to parents/guardians, providing insights into what students will learn and highlighting progression through the grade levels.
English Language Arts/Literacy
English Language Development
Links to California State Standards and Related Information
English Language Arts (ELA)
English Language Development (ELD)
New Standards Require Changes to State Testing
The new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system. Test results help identify gaps in knowledge so students can receive the support they need to succeed.