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Common Core

What is Common Core?

Common Core State Standards is an attempt to set consistent, strong, clear benchmarks for measuring student learning throughout the United States. Designed by teachers and experts, the standards' goal is to have all students college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school.

This page contains resources for both parents, and educators that will help to deepen your understanding of the development and implementation of Common Core State Standards.


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Smarter Balanced

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is the group enlisted with the charge to develop an assessment system that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The following link leads to the LAUSD Student Testing Branch which provides students, teachers, and administrators with the resources and support needed to prepare for and implement the new SBAC assessments.




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practice test.