The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) has invited publishers of mathematics and language arts instructional materials to submit supplemental instructional materials that bridge the gap between programs currently being used by local educational agencies and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE). Teachers and content experts recruited by the SSPI and the SBE will review the supplemental materials for alignment to the CCSS. Once the review is complete, the California Department of Education will list on this Web page materials that are aligned to the CCSS and can serve as resources that can help local educational agencies in their transition to the new standards.
English Language Development
Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1719 (Fuentes), the CDE is required to develop, and the State Board of Education (SBE) to approve, a list of supplemental instructional materials, for Kindergarten and Grade one through eight, that provide a bridge between the current English Language Development (ELD) standards and the new California ELD standards to ensure the supplemental materials address the unique features of the standards and remain consistent with the relevant elements of the evaluation criteria for English language arts Supplemental Instructional Materials Review (SIMR). Information on the Supplemental Instructional Materials Review for English Language Development is located on the SIMR English Language Development Web page.
- Application to Serve on an English Language Development Supplemental Instructional Materials Review Panel
(The submission period of January through March 15, 2013 has been extended until enough reviewer applications have been submitted.)
Mathematics (Category 2)
Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1719 (Fuentes), the temporarily suspended review of supplemental mathematics instructional materials from Category 2 (general supplements usable with any program) will be conducted in 2013, pending the recruitment of sufficient reviewers to complete the process.
Information on the Category 2 mathematics SIMR is located on the CCSS SIMR Mathematics (Category 2) Web page.
Mathematics (Category 1) and English Language Arts (Categories 1 and 2)
These reviews were conducted during the 2012 year. With the passage of Senate Bill 140 (Lowenthal), the SSPI invited publishers of mathematics and English language arts instructional materials to submit supplemental instructional materials that will bridge the gap between the currently adopted programs used in California's public schools and the more rigorous requirements called for in California's Common Core State Standards, which were adopted by the SBE in 2010. Information on the SIMR Mathematics (Category 1) and English Language Arts (Categories 1 and 2) is located on the CCSS Supplemental Instructional Materials Review Web page.