Meet or Exceed Common Core Standards
(Source:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress,

Limited literacy skills can have effects into adulthood, as reading proficiency is associated with better employment and income prospects. Basic math skills are essential to navigate through life, and competence in mathematics is associated with workplace readiness and the potential for higher future earnings. Math achievement specifically is a strong indicator of students’ college attendance.
North State Together supports the various interventions that the county networks have already implemented as well as future plans to increase English Language Arts/Literacy and math scores for our region. An academic checkup, tests are an important part of the region’s plan for high-quality teaching and learning which seeks to help all students graduate prepared for college-level coursework and a 21st-century career Like class assignments and report cards, assessments are one gauge of student progress. By collectively increasing our region’s performance on Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics, we will better prepare all students for success in college, career and life by the time they graduate high school – the very foundation of North State Together’s cradle to career mission. 

For more information or clarification on the data briefs found on this page, please contact James Crandall, Data Specialist with North State Together,