Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and career. With students fully prepared for the future, our community will be best positioned to compete successfully in a global economy. With the right support, we know all students will rise to the expectations outlined by the standards. These standards require the problem solving, critical thinking, and creative analysis expected for college and career success.

The SBCUSD Common Core Plan considers key implementation strategies outlined by the state of California and aligns with the CDE's Systems Implementation Plan. Secondary school leaders are encouraged to read Implementing the Common Core State Standards for more targeted implementation strategies. Additional resources are listed below. Be sure to visit this site periodically for new additions.

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General Information

California Common Core Standards Resources
RCOE Common Core
Achieve The Core
California Common Core Updates Listserv
SBOE Common Core
Anchor Standards
California Common Core FAQ
Instructional Materials FAQ Hunt Institute
National Common Core Sate Standards
Rigor/Relevance Framework Instructional Shifts
California CCSS Resource Clearinghouses Teaching Channel
Smarter Balanced
California Professional Learning Modules P21 Common Core Toolkit
CA Common Core Special Education Moving To The Common Core
Share My Lesson
Common Core Literacy Standards

English Language Arts/Literacy

Elements of Common Core State Standards
ELA Cognitive Rigor Matrix
Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Task
Examples of Student Writing
CCSS Literacy Resources
Understanding Language


CA K-12 Common Core Content Standards Mathematics
California Mathematics Framework
National Common Core State Standards Mathematics
Revised Publisher's Criteria Common Core Math
Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice:
Key Shifts in Mathematics
CCSS Mathematics Glossary
Math Cognitive Rigor
CCSS Mathematics Appendix A

Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

Social Studies Science The Arts
Social Studies Framework Next Generation Science Standards
Guiding Principals
History/Social Science
Content Standards

DOK Science Arts Education Partnership
CA History Project NSTA Common Core Geffen MOCA Common Core
History/Social Science Framework
CA Science Teachers
DOK Social Studies

Beyond The Bubble

Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix
UCLA History/Geography Project

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Sample Items

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

General Resources
ELA Resources
Math Resources
Student and Parent SBAC Information
ELA Sample Items
Math Sample Items
Practice and Training Tests

ELA Practice Test Scoring Guides
Math Practice Test Scoring Guides

3rd grade ELA
3rd grade Math

3rd grade ELA Performance Task
3rd grade Math Performance Task

4th grade ELA
4th grade Math
   4th grade ELA Performance Task 4th grade Math Performance Task
  5th grade ELA
5th grade Math 
    5th grade ELA Performance Task 5th grade Math Performance Task 
  6th grade ELA  6th grade Math 
     6th grade ELA Performance Task 6th grade Math Performance Task 

Assessment & Accountability

BASIC Set-Up iOS One-to-One Model SBAC Testing Principles
SBAC Transition Page 58 Shared Classroom Models Tech Purchase Guidelines 2012


SBAC Practice Test Links

SBAC Training and Practice Tests
SBAC Practice Tests
SBAC Practice Items

For additional information please contact:

Ronnie Henderson
Administrative Director, Secondary Education


Steve Flitsch
Math and Science Coordinator
Scott E. Iliff
ELA and Social Studies Coordinator


777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 | Phone: (909) 381-1100 | Fax:

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