Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards. Below you will find information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.

To the find all standards related to education, visit the California State Department of Education website, or click on the links below for the standards by subject.

Information about the California English/Language Arts Standards

Information about the California Math Standards

Information about the California History/Social Science Standards

Information about the California Science Standards

Information about the California Physical Education Standards