Common Core in California:
California Content Standards

The Common Core is permeating many facets of education in California. The California Department of Education is working to align the definition of college and career readiness for California businesses and postsecondary institutions with the Common Core. Additionally, standards for technical instruction in California have been aligned to the Common Core.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

California is also requiring curriculum publishers to consult and align with these state-developed frameworks.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Homeschoolers in California operate as private schools and are already required to file an annual affidavit with the state.

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Updated: 5/9/2014