Riverside County Office of Education
3939 Thirteenth Street
Riverside, California 92501 | Map
47-110 Calhoun Street
Indio, California 92201 | Map
24980 Las Brisas Road
Murrieta, California 92562 | Map
Governmental Relations Office 1121 L Street, Suite 807
Sacramento, California 95814 | Map
Educational Services | California Common Core State Standards
The California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by the California State Board of Education on August 2, 2010, following rigorous review and augmentation by the California Academic Content Standards Commission. The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to better prepare students with the skills necessary for success in college and careers. The standards provide a clear and consistent definition of what students are expected to learn in each grade level and define the knowledge and skills that high school graduates need to master. The standards focus on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order thinking skills and real life application. "The rigorous, internationally competitive common core standards will help better prepare California students for success in the increasingly competitive global economy," (O'Connell, 2010).
Riverside County Office of Education offers a variety of trainings and resources to assist local districts with implementation of the California Common Core State Standards.
SBAC Sample Items
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has released sample items that teachers and districts can use as part of their preparation in the transition to SBAC related assessments.