Common Core Standards Now Available from CA in Print Form
LA School Report | August 26, 2013
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As a tool for better understanding California’s public education shift, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said today the Common Core State Standards are now available in print for the first time.
CDE Press, the publishing arm of the California Department of Education, is offering print versions of the California Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects and California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics. Previously, the documents were available only online.
Torlakson also released a short video explaining in plain language the importance of the transition.
“These standards are the blueprints for remodeling our education system, laying out step-by-step what students need to know and be able to do to graduate ready to start a career or go to college,” Torlakson said in a press release. “And if we’re updating how and what we teach students, then we have to update the way we test as well.”
Standards define the knowledge, concepts, and skills students should acquire at each grade level. The Common Core standards are designed so that all students—no matter where they come from or where they live—receive a world-class education that is consistent from school to school, and graduate ready to contribute to the future of the state and the country, the release said.
The publications are available for purchase, with the prices set to offset printing and shipping costs. Details on how to order them, including sales tax and shipping and handling fees, are available on the CDE Press’ Catalog Listings of Publications or by calling toll-free, 1-800-995-4099.