Forty-one states, including California, have adopted the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts. The standards describe the knowledge and skills that students should master by the end of each grade to graduate from high school ready for success in college and the workplace. Over 3 million students in the 3d through 8th grade, and in the 10th grade, were first tested on the Smarter Balanced assessments aligned with the Common Core in the spring of 2015, the first time standardized tests were administered online. Major ongoing issues are whether teachers are adequately prepared to teach based on the standards in all schools and districts throughout the state, whether they have adequate curriculum materials aligned with the standards, and whether students, especially English learners and special ed students, are adequately prepared to take the new assessments.
Due to inaccurate data, state now anticipates releasing this year's math and reading test results by Sept. 13.
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, a teacher in the Los Angeles area, discusses Common Core lessons, teacher collaboration, testing and educating English learners.
As districts expand bilingual programs, they're ramping up training so teachers who speak Spanish can teach Common Core and standards for English learners.
More people still support charters, but the margin has narrowed in an Education Next survey.
Virtual and in-person math conferences feature experts who share resources and strategies to help teachers foster mathematical curiosity in students.
Report is based on surveys of nine rural districts about support for implementation of Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
New state policy is expected to help schools meet California's Vision of Success for English learners.
Webinars will delve into formative assessment techniques and the release of a report on how well high schools prepare graduates for college.
SB 328, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Cañada Flintridge, would require all middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
Former teacher Tracy Johnston Zager draws on classroom observations, personal experiences, research and other resources to inspire math teachers.
Oakland joins districts in California and across the country that see improvements in math proficiency among students who work with ST Math
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Free summer programs help kids struggling in math get a head start on algebra and geometry.