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Curriculum Frameworks

Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.

English Language Arts

2014 Revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

Assembly Bill 250 (Chapter 608, Statutes of 2011) calls for the revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework to align with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and incorporate new English Language Development Standards.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (PDF; 2MB) (Modified March 2013 Publication Version)
(Note: Education Code Section 60605.10 allowed for the modifications to the Common Core State Standards for English language arts with California Additions by including the anchor standards and technical changes. The State Board of Education took action on the recommendations at the March 13-14, 2013, meeting.)

Common Core State Standards Initiative External link opens in new window or tab.
The multi-state initiative released the CCSS on June 2, 2010. The initiative site includes information about the development and research behind the standards, appendices, the states that have adopted the CCSS, and frequently asked questions.

English Language Development Standards
Information about the update, revision, and alignment of the state's current English Language Development (ELD) standards to the CCSS for English Language Arts. The work, scheduled for completion by November 2012, includes input from educators who participated in focus group meetings held in February and the Panel of Experts' meetings scheduled from March through June.

Grade Level Curriculum
The grade-level curriculum documents are organized by individual grade levels and include information about the Common Core State Standards.

2007 Reading/Language Arts Framework (PDF; 7MB)
The Framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on April 17, 2006.
*To order a copy of this framework please contact CDE Press

Content Standards
Links to downloads of all Content Standards.

All Curriculum Frameworks
Links to downloads of all Curriculum Frameworks.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
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