by Bill Guy
How would you like to see the California Common Core State Standards in an easy-to-follow format, beginning with kindergarten and continuing to 12th grade, that shows what students should know at their current grade level, which specific skills should already be mastered, and where the skills they are learning in their class will lead in subsequent grades?
You’ve got it at www.cta.org/IPDSpirals.
In August 2010, California joined 45 other states in adopting the California Common Core State Standards for K-12 public school students, which include standards for English-language arts and literacy in history, social studies, science and technical subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy).
Influenced by the work of noted education author Doug Reeves, CTA’s Instruction and Professional Development staff created visuals of the standards, called spiral progressions, to better understand the structure and content of each of the standards.
Spiral progressions are available for all the content areas and include anchor standards that can help prepare students for college or career readiness.
For details on the standards themselves, go to the California Department of Education website: www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc.
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