English Language Development
Supplemental Instructional Materials Review
For Currently Adopted English Language Arts/English Language Development Programs
(Kindergarten through Grade Eight)
The California English Language Development standards (CA ELD standards) are the product of collaboration between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Comprehensive Assistance Center at WestEd, under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and are an important component of implementing the Common Core State Standards.
The ELD Supplemental Instructional Materials Review (SIMR) is a process to identify instructional materials that will address the unique features of California’s new ELD standards. Ultimately, teachers will use the approved materials to address those features in their classrooms.
As a part of the review process, participating publishers must complete ELD SIMR standards maps. When complete, these maps will demonstrate where supplemental instructional materials align with the subset of CA ELD standards. The mapping of the CA ELD standards requires thorough knowledge and accurate citations of the standards as they are presented in the instructional materials. These standards maps will enable reviewers to see how a publisher’s program aligns to the CA ELD standards.
More information about the CA ELD standards is available on the CDE ELD standards Web page at English Language Development Standards.
Organization of the Standards Maps
The standards identified in the ELD SIMR standards maps are organized under a subset of four key shifts, highlighted in Appendix B of the CA ELD standards document. Under each key shift you will see a subset of standards for each proficiency level that are drawn from one or more of the three modes of communication and address two of the three critical principles outlined in the overview of the CA ELD standards document.
Instruction for Completing the ELD SIMR Standards Maps
- Fill in the header for each grade-level map with the publisher's name, the program's title, and list of components (including abbreviations used, such as SE for student edition).
- The first two columns contain the CA ELD standards. These maps only include that subset of the CA ELD standards required for an ELD supplement.
- Column one contains the grade level and ELD proficiency level standard number (which includes the Part, Mode, the standards number, and the proficiency level).
I = Part I: Interacting in Meaningful Ways
A = Collaborative Mode
1 = Standard Number
Em = Proficiency Level
- Column two contains the text of each proficiency level content standard.
- In columns three and four (Publisher Citations) publishers should identify citations (both primary and supporting) for each standard. These citations should help reviewers determine the extent to which each of the standards is covered in the program. Publishers only need to provide citations for numbered standards (i.e., not for the descriptive headers or subheaders in the standards). Publishers should be both accurate and succinct and include exemplars rather than an exhaustive list of every place in the program where the standard is addressed.
- Primary Citations: These are the places and page numbers in the program where a specific standard is taught in-depth.
- Supporting Citations: These are places and page numbers in the program where a specific standard is also taught, but it is not the primary emphasis of instruction.
- Columns five, six, and seven should be left blank. These columns are provided for reviewers to use as they evaluate whether the program is aligned or not aligned to the standards. Evaluations of a program are based on how completely and explicitly the standards are addressed.
- Publishers may use the “Appendix” section at the end of each grade-level standards map to provide additional comments regarding their citations on coverage of specific standards, if necessary. Publishers should keep the actual citations simple and clearly reference the page number and/or the span of pages.
If you have questions about the standards maps, please contact David Almquist, Education Program Consultant, Instructional Resources Unit, at 916- 319-0444 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Cliff Rudnick, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit, at 916-319-0736 or by e-mail at email@example.com.