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Report · April 2014

California’s Transition to the Common Core State Standards: The State’s Role in Local Capacity Building

Patrick Murphy and Paul Warren

The Common Core State Standards are changing California classrooms. They are also altering the state’s role in K-12 education. This report compares California’s implementation strategy to those of other key states and outlines new ways for the California Department of Education to help districts improve student outcomes.

This research is supported with funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.


K–12 Education