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CCSS Video

The three-minute video below explains how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.

CCSS Video

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Common Core in the Classroom

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.

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English Language Arts Curriculum guides links


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Math Curriculum guides links



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). 

Fact Sheets

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Overview Presentation (PDF)
This handout gives an overview of the CCSS and SBAC.

What Will Smarter Balanced Assessments Mean for Me? (PDF)
This one-page handout will present benefits as a student, parent, teacher, or policymaker.

Core Components Factsheet (PDF)
This one-page handout explains the core components of the assessment system

Take a Practice Test

Scoring the Practice Test

what does common core look like in Long Beach Unified School District?

For more information, check out a presentation (PDF) given at the December 2012 Superintendent Parent Forum.

View the Powerpoint presentation titled 'Towards a System of Excellence' (PDF) presented at the board workshop on 8-19-2013. 

Long Beach Unified School District is currently working to implement the CCSS.LBUSD Implementation Arrow

  • 2011-12: Building Shared Knowledge and Transitioning
  • 2012-13: Shifting Instructional Practices
  • 2013-14: Implementing Standards
  • 2014-15: Full Implementation

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scoring the SBAC test

Technology Lessons

The LBUSD Common Core State Standards K-12 Technology Scope and Sequence provides a comprehensive blueprint for technology instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Literacy in History, Science and Technical Subjects as well as the skills required to successfully take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's (SBAC) Computer Adaptive Assessment.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Information & Technology Navigation Skills Lessons and Resources

Unit Guide 

Grades 3-5 (PDF)

SBAC Technology Skills by Question

Grades 3-5 ELA (PDF)

Grades 3-5 Math (PDF)

SBAC by Lesson Activities

Grades 3-5

Computer Lab Management (PDF)

Type To Learn 4 Instructions (PDF)

Type To Learn Download

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources