What are "Content Standards"?
"Content Standards" describe the knowledge, concepts and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. Each state develops its own standards. In California, the State Board of Education is responsible for developing them.
Why are they important?
The textbooks "adopted" by Torrance Unified follow the Content Standards. Many of our texts contain references to specific portions of the Content Standards as a cross reference to show how they are addressing each portion of that Standard. The annual "STAR" testing given to students in the 2nd through 11th grade in the spring test their knowledge of these standards.
I hear about "Common Core Standards." What are these and how are they different from the California Content Standards?
Links to the California Content Standards
The state's content standards can be viewed by clicking here.