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Members of the California State Senate meet during the final day of the legislative year at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008. Legislators got their last chance to vote on bills but the state budget remains unsettled.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
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2009: Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices commit to developing a set of standards that would help prepare students for success in college and career.

May 2009: The State Board of Education President, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and the Governor of California agree to participate in the initiative to develop Common Core State Standards as part of California’s application to the federal Race to the Top grant.



September 2009-March 2010: Common Core State Standard initiative development begins, a draft of the standards includes stakeholders from nearly every state; feedback and review teams include K–12 teachers, postsecondary faculty, curriculum and assessment experts, researchers, and national organizations.




January 2010: Senate Bill X5 1 amends California Education Code Section 60605.8 to provide for adoption of the Common Core State Standards, including formation of an Academic Content Standards Commission responsible for making a recommendation to the State Board of Education regarding adoption of Common Core. The Common Core standards cannot be changed, but supplemental standards can be added.

March 2010: Release draft version of Common Core Standards for public comment; approximately 10,000 comments are submitted.

June 2, 2010: Final version of Common Core State Standards released.

June-July 2010: Academic Content Standards Commission meetings are held at Sacramento County Office of Education. The committee reviews Common Core State Standards to align them with California standards.

Aug. 2, 2010: The State Board of Education adopts the Common Core State Standards, including California-specific standards, as recommended by the Academic Content Standards Commission. The board directs the California Department of Education staff to develop a plan and timeline for implementation of the standards.

July 2011: Regular updates to the State Board of Education are given around state activities regarding implementation of Common Core.

January 2013: The State Board of Education adopts modifications to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics with California additions and model courses for higher mathematics, as authorized by Senate Bill 1200 (Chapter 654, Statutes of 2012).

March 2013: SBE adopts College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects with California.

March 2014: California schools do a practice field test for Common Core’s Smarter Balanced Assessment.

August 2014: All California schools fully implement Common Core State Standards, including the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Source: California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssdevelopmenttimeline.asp


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