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Common Core

Common Core State Standards

Common Core Standards

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

You can visit the CA Dept of Educations website for parent resources


CUSD & Common Core

You can view the Capistrano Unified School District's webpage on Common Core by clicking here.

Parent Info

Did you miss our Vista del Mar Parent Education night? Here are the resources handed out at the meeting on January 23, 2014.

VDM Parent Presentation

CC Resources for Parents

Depth of Knowledge Levels

College & Career Readiness