California joined the national movement to adopt common standards for English language arts and mathematics in 2010. The Common Core State Standards are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. The Next Generation Assessments, which are aligned to the new standards, are scheduled to be implemented in 2014-15. San Diego Unified is already in the process of implementing the standards into classroom curriculum.
Common learning goals provide a clear vision of what educators and parents in all states should aim for. These learning goals help ensure that students meet college and work expectations, are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society, and are provided with rigorous content and application of higher knowledge thinking. Benchmarked against international standards, the Common Core Standards assist students in their preparation to complete the requirements for enrollment at a California public university