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Common Core and Testing

Common Core State Standards

Looking for information on the Common Core State Standards?

  1. The
 below attached information on CCSS for parents published by the PTA is a helpful source of information.
  2. Additionally,  this website provides much useful information at  
  3. Finally, CLICK HERE for the MDUSD website resource for parents.

CAASPP Results

Standardized Testing Results in English and Mathematics for 11th graders known as California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) can be found here at

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Riverside Unified School District has produced a Parent Video that describes the purposes of Smarter Balanced assessments. This 4:40 minute video is told from a student perspective about the importance of the Smarter Balanced Summative test results, and how the new tests will help inform and prepare students for their future.

This video is an excellent resource to share with parents, interested community members, school board members and district and school site staff.

Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians

The CDE’s Common Core Team has received several requests from parents who want to know more about the instruction their child is receiving in mathematics. To address this need, the Common Core Team has made available the Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians Web page. On this page, parents are first advised to work with their child’s teachers as they are the most familiar with the mathematics program being used at their child’s school. Parents are also provided with information about the transition to newer methods of mathematics instruction and resources that explain the CCSS for mathematics and provide suggestions for parents and guardians for supporting their child’s academic success. Please feel free to share this resource with parents and guardians in your community.

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CCSS Flyer for parents - updated

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources for Parents and Guardians flyer (DOC) has been updated to include additional online resources for parents.


You can find this document and more on the Students/Parents tab of the California Department of Education (CDE) CCSS Web page.



Important Announcement: Senate Bill 172 was signed by Governor Brown on October 7, 2015.

This law suspends the administration of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) and the requirement that students completing grade twelve successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years.

To read the complete announcement, click here.