State officials eye legislation aimed at addressing the longstanding issue of struggling early readers.
California state universities replace remedial English composition with a new model that takes two semesters and offers academic credit for both.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
Culture shift included schoolwide writing, comprehensive teacher training, teambuilding, new classes, and stressing importance of standardized tests.
Study of 24 states shows California's math and English language arts standards are rigorous and are focused on college and career-readiness.
Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, a teacher in the Los Angeles area, discusses Common Core lessons, teacher collaboration, testing and educating English learners.
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
Common Core standards in math and English language arts have brought many changes to California classrooms. Here's a rundown of what's different.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
Still, only a third of juniors met or exceeded standards in math.
The project aims to build students' language skills in all classes.
Shift in curriculum and instructional materials aims to help English learners.
Districts say more detailed information is needed for tests to be useful.
However, in math, the percentage identified as college-ready has dropped.
Answers to frequently asked questions about California's Smarter Balanced Assessments based on the Common Core State Standards