Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Services Branch
Dr. Jane Wagmeister, Executive Director
5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012
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   Common Core

Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia Informational Resources for School Boards, Parents, and the Community

These resources include a Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC)  Informational PowerPoint presentation, frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource, and two consumer friendly CCSS/SBAC brochures (translated in both English and Spanish) with a list of vetted CCSS/SBAC internet and video resources for school boards, parents, and the community. The contents of all resources are consistent and may be used during a variety of district and school CCSS informational meetings.

Achieve the Core

A website created by the CCSS authors and other contributors to provide free resources to educators implementing the CCSS. Resources include tools, webinars, articles, sites, and research.

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The Core Project
Web site for "a professional learning model that challenges assumptions and addresses the 'instructional shifts'" required for the Common Core. read more ...
In Common, The Vermont Writing Collaborative
Web site for "Writing for Understanding...an approach to writing instruction, at all grade levels, that recognizes that at the heart of effective writing is the building of meaning, expressed in a way so that others can follow the writer’s thinking." read more ...
Ventura County Focus on Education
The Winter 2012 edition of the Focus on Education provides many articles on the Common Core State Standards. read more ...
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