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Common Core Standards Communication Tools


The following materials were developed for use by County Superintendents to disseminate information about the Common Core Standards. Materials may be adapted for county use. Additional documents for Common Core Standards Implementation are available at the California Department of Education’s webpage.

CCSS Assessment Communications Materials

CCSESA Assessment Talking Points
Link to Torlakson Op-Ed in Sacramento Bee
Op-Ed Template
CDE Communications Toolkit

General Overview Materials

May 25, 2011 Common Core Standards Webcast
Common Core Standards: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
California’s Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (English Version – Microsoft Word)
Arabic (Word)
Arabic (PDF)
Armenian Eastern (Word)
Armenian Eastern (PDF)
Armenian Western (Word)
Armenian Western (PDF)
Chinese (Simplified) (Word)
Chinese Simplified (PDF)
Chinese Traditional (Word)
Chinese Traditional (PDF)
Farsi (Word)
Farsi (PDF)
Hmong (Word)
Hmong (PDF)
Japanese (Word)
Japanese (PDF)
Khmer (Word)
Khmer (PDF)
Korean (Word)
Korean (PDF)
Punjabi (Word)
Punjabi (PDF)
Russian (Word)
Russian (PDF)
Somali (Word)
Somali (PDF)
Spanish (Word)
Spanish (PDF)
Tagalog (Word)
Tagalog (PDF)
Ukrainian (Word)
Ukrainian (PDF)
Vietnamese (Word)
Vietnamese (PDF)

Math Materials

MathCalifornia’s Common Core Standards for Mathematics: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
California Common Core Standards: Introduction to the Mathematics Administrator Snapshot
California’s Common Core Content Standards: An Introduction for Teachers in Mathematics

ELA Materials

Common Core Content Standards for ELA: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
California Common Core Standards: Introduction to the English Language Arts Administrator Snapshot
California’s Common Core Standards An Introduction for Teachers – English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science and Science and Technical Subjects

International Benchmarking

Benchmarking International Standards PowerPoint Presentation 
Comparison of International Benchmark Standards in Mathematics and Reading with Selected Common Core Standards and California Standards


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