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All Curriculum Frameworks


Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Printed publications can be purchased from CDE Press Educational Resources Catalog.

Links to downloads of all curriculum frameworks.
  • Career Technical Education Framework (PDF; 10MB)

  • English Language Arts Framework
    • 2014 English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework
      The 2014 ELA/ELD Framework has been developed to support and incorporate the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) and the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards). The California State Board of Education adopted the ELA/ELD Framework on July 9, 2014. This is the final digital version of the ELA/ELD Framework.

    • Executive Summary: English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated Oct-2015)
      The executive summary provides a glimpse into the ELA/ELD Framework and the guidance it provides for educators, including descriptive snapshots and vignettes of grade-level instruction.

    • Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks – Helpful Tools for Every Audience (DOC)
      This summary provides concrete examples on how the ELA/ELD and Mathematics Frameworks, Executive Summaries, and Parent/Guardian Brochures can be used by stakeholders to more effectively implement the California standards.

    • Reading/Language Arts Framework (Available on request)
      This 2007 edition supports the 1997 English Language Arts Content Standards.

  • Foreign Language Framework (PDF; 3MB)
    Please note that the 2003 Foreign Language Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the World Language Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2009.

  • Health Framework (PDF; 2MB)
    Please note that the 2003 Health Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the Health Education Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008. In addition, the section on Family Living (pages 63-64) is inconsistent with the current state law. For current information on HIV/AIDS prevention education, see the Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction Web page.

  • History-Social Science Framework (PDF; 3MB)

  • Mathematics Framework
    • 2013 Revision of the Mathematics Framework
      The California State Board of Education adopted the Mathematics Framework on November 6, 2013. This revised Mathematics Framework supports the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This version of the Mathematics Framework will remain posted while it is edited for publication.

    • Executive Summary: Mathematics Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated Oct-2015)
      The executive summary highlights essential information and guidance in the Mathematics Framework and is intended to introduce the reader to the wealth of information and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians it provides.

    • Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks – Helpful Tools for Every Audience (DOC)
      This summary provides concrete examples on how the ELA/ELD and Mathematics Frameworks, Executive Summaries, and Parent/Guardian Brochures can be used by stakeholders to more effectively implement the California standards.

      Mathematics Framework (Available on request)
      This 2006 edition supports the 1997 Mathematics Content Standards.

  • Physical Education Framework (PDF; 4MB)

  • Science Framework
    • 2016 Revision of the Science Framework
      SB300 (Chapter 480, Statutes of 2013) calls for the revision of the Science Framework align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

    • Science Framework (PDF; 6MB)
      This 2004 edition supports the 1998 Science Content Standards.

  • Visual and Performing Arts Framework (PDF; 4MB)
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 2, 2016

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