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Common Core

Moving Beyond the Bubble: Student Assessments

New resources from California PTA about Smarter Balanced Assessments, Student Score Reports, and much more. 

New Video! Understanding Your Child's K-5 Common Core Report Card

Click here to view our brand new video, created to give GUSD parents a clear understanding of our new K-5 Common Core Report Card.

GUSD Common Core Report Card Video

New Video! Understanding Your Child's CAASPP Individual Score Report

This video has been produced by the California Department of Education to give a deeper explanation of the Score Reports for the Smarter Balanced Tests and other California testing, referred to as CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress).

Understanding your Child's CAASPP Individual Score Report

K-12 Common Core Standards

Click Here for the Common Core K-12 ELA and HSS Literacy Standards  

Click Here for the K-12 Common Core Math Standards

Click Here for the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards

Click Here for links to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

District CCSS Presentations

Common Core: Myths vs. Facts & FAQ

All About Smarter Balanced Assessments

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ - Click here to go to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Website

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ - Click here to go to the Practice Test Portal for SBAC

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/ - Click here to see sample items and performance tasks for Smarter Balanced Assessments

Performance Tasks by Grade Level 3-11  - Click here to see archived performance tasks from Smarter Balanced.

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/resources-events/faqs/ - Click here to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the new Assessments

New! Kahn Academy and More Common Core Math Resources for Teachers!

Kahn Academy Common Core Thousands of new, interactive math problems fully aligned to every standards from grade K-12. 

Engage NY http://www.engageny.org/mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics www.illustrativemathematics.org

Illuminations www.illuminations.nctm.org

InsideMath www.insidemathematics.org

LearnZillion http://learnzillion.com/common_core/math/k-8

Mathematics Assessment Project http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php

Professional Learning

Sue Beers Common Core Resources for Teachers

Open this folder to find Sue Beers' CCSS resources!

Sue Beers Common Core Materials  These are all of the materials and resources left for us by Sue Beers after her presentation on November 1, 2013. Lots to look at here, but definitely worth the time!

Basal Alignment Project

Ready-to-go aligned lessons to ELA texts and stories you are already using! Available for grades 3-10

http://www.achievethecore.org/page/751/bap-project-page  Grades 3 - 5

http://www.achievethecore.org/page/753/aap-project-page  Grads 6 - 10

Super Helpful Appendices to the Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5 - Teachers, this is a great site to be able to navigate through the standards by grade-level and topic.

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf - This Appendix has text exemplars and sample performance tasks in Language Arts for all grade levels.

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_C.pdf - This Appendix has Student Writing Samples for each genre and grade level.

The Silicon Valley Math Initiative

Great Math Resources and Professional Learning: http://www.svmimac.org/

We are a member district. Contact Becky rsummers@glendora.k12.us for a username and password.

Achieve the Core Professional Learning

www.achievethecore.org - a great website for professional development, writing prompts and sample papers, and other great treasures!

The Best of other District, Counties, & States

Resources for Parents and Students

On the California Department of Education (CDE)  Common Core State Standards page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/   , there is a box with links to resources, and a tab for resources forStudents/Parents.  When you click on that tab, you will find  an informational handout from CDE, translated into multiple languages. There are also links to a variety of additional resources from CDE, the PTA, and other organizations.


Communications Toolkit prepared by CDE is available for download at:


K-8 Parent Handbook prepared by CCSESA, the County Superintendents organization, is also available in multiple languages, and can be downloaded at: http://www.ccsesa.org/index/sp_CommonCoreStandards.cfm


At the link below, on achievethecore.org , there are links to a variety of resources for parents.