Brief | January 8, 2018

California's Content Standards and Local Control Funding Formula Will Yield Success

How California’s education standards and relevant assessments will help make young Californians workforce-ready, military-eligible and crime-free

What happens in our classrooms today will determine California’s future success. But some signs are troubling. For example, only 27 percent of California 8th graders are proficient in math and just 28 percent are proficient in reading. If our young people are not well-educated, they will not be ready for college or careers, including careers in the military, and will be more likely to turn to crime.

As a community, we can help provide youth with a solid foundation for the future by educating and mentoring them. Setting healthy goals and high standards will give our youth the tools they need to do well in life.

Anne Kirkpatrick, Oakland Police Chief

California’s strong academic standards and aligned assessments can help ensure that students are receiving a high-quality education, so all students are prepared for success in postsecondary education, the civilian workforce, or the military, if they choose to serve.

This report outlines why the California Content Standards, along with aligned assessments, are the clearest way to demonstrate California’s commitment to a world-class education and show measurable results.


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