Common Core State Standards
California's Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics remodel the state's education system. They replace outdated ways of learning, keep the best of what we have, and help students learn step-by-step the skills they need to receive a world-class education. Children will participate in hands-on learning, which help them develop the critical thinking and analytical skills they need to deal with an ever-changing world.
Next Generation Science Standards
On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) as required by California Education Code 60605.85. The NGSS Appendices A-M were also adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of the new science standards and to aid in the development of the new science curriculum framework.
The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) can be viewed below by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic (e.g., Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems).
2016 History-Social Science Framework
There are no new standards for History-Social Science currently. The curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016. The new Framework emphasizes the development of student content knowledge, discipline-specific inquiry, student literacy, and citizenship. In the grade-level course descriptions, for example, content is organized around student-centered questions of significance, and includes discipline-specific support for student reading, writing and oral discourse.