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When will schools and districts be expected to implement the California Common Core Standards?

All schools and districts should continue teaching the existing standards until the new California Common Core Standards system can be phased in.  After the State Board of Education adopted the California Common Core Standards on August 2, 2010, the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education began developing a timeline and plan for implementing the Standards.  Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell, stated that it would take two to four years to implement the standards.  He added, "The implementation plan will address curriculum frameworks, instructional materials, assessments, and accountability measures." Now is a good time for schools and districts to begin to familiarize themselves with the California Common Core Standards.

The new standards are expected to be in place by the 2013-14 school year, Reiss said.

Timeline:

2010 - 2011 Adopt, Align, Plan

California's State Board of Education adopted the CA Common Core Standards on August 2, 2010

Building awareness and knowledge of the CA Common Core Standards

Orange County's Common Core Steering Committee is meeting, thus districts are raising awareness of Common Core Standards

CDE released transitioning to Common Core Standards documents

 

2011 - 2012 Develop Implementation Resources and Delivery of Professional Development

OCDE and Districts begin developing curricula aligned to the Common Core Standards with a goal of implementing the new state curricula 2013-2014 school year

OCDE and Districts begin developing and participating in professional development focused on understanding the intent and content of new standard, and focusing on instructional practices to prepare for roll-out of Common Core Standards

Kindergarten will begin implementation of the CA Common Core (suggestion) 

 

2012 - 2013 Transitioning to the Common Core and Delivery of Professional Development

Districts design common core units of study

Districts implement professional development focusing on both instructional practices and the common core standards to prepare for 2013-2014 roll-out 

Teachers will begin implementing Common Core Mathematical Practices and ELA Key Features in their instructional practice

Kindergarten and first grade will begin implementation of the CA Common Core (suggestion)

 

2013 - 2014 Statewide Implementation and Pilot Assessment

K-12 will implement the CA Common Core Standards

Student achievement expectations are based on Common Core State Standards

The SMARTer Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTer) field testing will occur

 

2014 - 2015 Statewide Implementation

Common Core Standards SMARTer assessments are operational