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SIMR English Language Development

Supplemental Instructional Materials Review (SIMR) for English Language Development (ELD).

Assembly Bill 1719 requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to develop, and the State Board of Education (SBE) to approve, a list of supplemental instructional materials, for Kindergarten and Grades one through eight, that provide a bridge between the current English language development standards and the new California English language development standards (ELD standards). Teachers and literacy experts recruited by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the SBE will review the submitted supplemental materials to ensure the supplemental materials address the unique features of the revised English language development standards and remain consistent with the relevant elements of the evaluation criteria for English language arts supplemental instructional materials.

State Board of Education Recommended Programs

Publisher Program Grade Level
Cengage Learning, Inc. d/b/a National Geographic Learning Inside 6-8
Cengage Learning, Inc. d/b/a National Geographic Learning Reach K-5
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California on Our Way to English K-5
WriteSteps, LLC WriteSteps K-5

For more detailed information, please see the ELD SIMR Reports of Findings.

General Information

Questions: Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | eldsimr@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881 
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 7, 2015
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