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World Language Content Standards

Information and resources related to World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
World Language Content Standards Development

The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education (SBE) are commencing the process for developing new California World Language Content Standards. Per Assembly Bill 2290, Chapter 643, Education Code (EC) Section 60605.13 requires the Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, to recommend to the state board revisions to the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools adopted by the state board in 2009 pursuant to Section 60605.3.

Standards Revision Project Delay

Pursuant to the Governor's 2017-18 Budget: Omnibus Education Trailer Bill External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), the 2018 World Language Standards Revision project, called for above, has been delayed until January 2020. This delay affects the current Schedule of Significant Events (Timeline) (posted as an Instructional Quality Commission agenda item). As a result, the planned recruitment of educators for the WL Standards Advisory Committee (SAC), that was to take place in April 2017, will be rescheduled for a later date. In addition, the WL SAC meeting dates in the current Timeline must also be rescheduled.

Public notice of the resumption of this project, including the dates for the remaining milestones in a revised Timeline, will be posted to this Web page as soon as that information is available.

Focus Groups

The CDE will convene three focus group meetings to provide input on guidelines that will be utilized by a group of World Language experts who will be tasked to develop the new standards. The meetings are open to the public.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 9, 2017