The state has taken another step in the complex process of implementing new standards by adopting the first math materials that synch with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Districts will now be able to choose the materials that work best for the students in their schools. To review the adopted materials visit the statewide Learning Resources Display Centers.
Educators have been working under the new standards since the start of the school year, and yet the math materials are just now being made available. In fact, the English Language Arts won't be released until next year. This is just one of the reasons why it was extremely important to pass AB 484 last year. The complexity, time and training required to fully transition takes a lot of time and resources.
As you know, AB 484 by Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) sets aside the outdated state student assessments and provides the necessary time to field test and implement new statewide tests aligned to the CCSS.