What does Common Core look like in the classroom?
Teachers will use the curriculum documents posted here to guide instruction for the year.
Scope and Sequence: a comprehensive “blueprint” for strategically sequencing and operationalizing the grade-level/course standards
Unit Guides: provide greater detail for instruction and assessment in each unit.
what does common core testing look like?
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is the new state test that aligns to the new Common Core standards. The computer based tests are administered to grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in English Language Arts and Math content standards adopted by the state board. The spring 2014 SBAC tests are field tests only given to students for practice and to enable the SBAC to gauge the validity and reliability of these assessments. There will be NO student or school test results distributed and state Assembly Bill 484 prohibits the comparison of the SBAC tests results with results from previous STAR assessments (AB-484: Pupil assessments).
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Overview Presentation
This handout gives an overview of the CCSS and SBAC.
- What Will Smarter Balanced Assessments Mean for Me?
This one-page handout will present benefits as a student, parent, teacher, or policymaker.
- Core Components Factsheet
This one-page handout explains the core components of the assessment system
Take a Practice Test https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/
Scoring the Practice Test http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/#scoring
what does common core look like in Long Beach Unified School District?
For more information, check out a presentation given at the December 2012 Superintendent Parent Forum.
View the Powerpoint presentation titled 'Towards a System of Excellence' presented at the board workshop on 8-19-2013.
Long Beach Unified School District is currently working to implement the CCSS.
- 2011-12: Building Shared Knowledge and Transitioning
- 2012-13: Shifting Instructional Practices
- 2013-14: Implementing Standards
- 2014-15: Full Implementation