With the release of California’s new baseline test scores on Wednesday, September 9, we know this is a critical time for parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members. As California teachers, schools, and districts delve into students’ scores to better understand how to improve every student’s academic performance, it is critical for public education stakeholders to communicate effectively with each other and with the community. We look forward to continuing the important work of the Common Core Communications Campaign and bringing our partners together to explore new opportunities to provide communication resources and training.

We applaud the California Department of Education as they continue to collaborate with the Communications Campaign partners to provide school districts with the resources to help parents and community members understand California’s updated standards and assessments.

California’s updated standards for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and math (and the aligned assessments) are just a part of the ambitious remodeling California’s education system is undergoing. While there may be some dust and noise right now, together we will foster the skills and talents to prepare our children for college and the workforce demands of the 21st century.