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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS in Vacaville Unified

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by the State Board of Education at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Vacaville Unified is working to transition to these newly adopted standards, with full implementation expected by 2015. See the introduction below for more information. 

CoreStandards.Org - Common Core State Standards Initiative - Student Achievement Partners, a non-profit organization  
Sacramento County Office of Ed - information on the content standards  
National PTA - resources, toolkits and articles on Common Core  
Parent Resources - Handbooks from the Orange County Dept. of Ed.  
Brokers of Expertise - searchable resources for California teachers  
How to Read the Common Core - 14 min. video offering insights on classroom implementation  
Common Core Resources web site developed by the Stanislaus County Office of Ed.  
CCSS Resource Highlights from the Calif. Dept. of Ed. (pdf)  
Understanding CCSS - VUSD Powerpoint (in pdf)  
Introduction to CCSS in VUSD  
CCSS Overview Powerpoint (in pdf)  
CCSS Frequently Asked Questions  
California Dept. of Ed. CCSS website  
  Resources for ELA and Literacy
  CCSS for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  Appendix A: ELA Research
  Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Tasks
  Appendix C: Student Writing Samples
    folder.jpegReading Writing Alignment - documents for each grade level  
  Resources for Math  
  CCSS for Math  
  Appendix A: Math Courses