Past, Present, & Future

Common Core Implementation Plan
2013-14 ~ Final year of Transition
2014-15 ~ First year of Implementation 
History
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school. The nation’s governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) led the development of the Common Core State Standards and continue to lead the initiative. Teachers, parents, school administrators and experts from across the country together with state leaders provided input into the development of the standards. (Common Core Initiative).

Transition (2012-2014)
Vista Unified is currently in the final year of transition to the Common Core State Standards for the 2013-2014 school year.   

Implementation
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, schools within the Vista Unified School District and the State of California will begin full implementation of the Common Core State Standards.