Commendation of Assistant Vice Chancellor Beverly L. Young for Her Activities in Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Development


WHEREAS: The California State University has been deeply involved with K-16 education through teacher and school administrator preparation; and

WHEREAS: Forty-five states have already adopted the CCSS and twenty-one states have embraced the SBA; and

WHEREAS: California K-12 have already begun CCSS implementation and the piloting of SBA has begun; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Young, in her role as a member of the CCSS Advisory Committee and SBAC Executive Committee, has provided leadership for higher education to have a strong voice in the development of the new standards and accompanying assessment; and

WHEREAS: Dr. Young has strongly advocated for CSU faculty representation involving curriculum and content of the new standards and accompanying assessment; and be it therefore,

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University commend Dr. Young for taking on these extended responsibilities to ensure CSU faculty involvement in the development of these important standards and assessment contributions.


Approved Unanimously – May 16-17, 2013


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