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Publisher Bulletin: 2014-01

2015 English Language Arts/English Language Development Adoption Overview of Evaluation Criteria Meeting, July 30, 2014.

July 7, 2014

Dear Publishers of English Language Arts/English Language Development Instructional Materials for Kindergarten through Grade Eight:


At its public meeting on July 9–10, 2014, the State Board of Education (SBE) will review and take action on the final draft of the 2014 English language arts/English language development (ELA/ELD) Framework. Chapter 12 includes the “Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Kindergarten through Grade Eight.”

The California Department of Education (CDE) invites publishers of ELA/ELD instructional materials to attend a meeting on July 30, 2014, for the purpose of reviewing the evaluation criteria to be used during the 2015 ELA/ELD adoption of instructional materials for kindergarten through grade eight. The evaluation criteria outlines in detail the expectations that publisher’s programs will need to meet in order for their programs to be adopted by the SBE.

This particular meeting will be helpful for those company representatives responsible for writing and editing programs and those completing standards and criteria maps.

Meeting Date and Time


July 30, 2014
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

East End Complex
1500 Capitol Avenue, Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814

The CDE will distribute the evaluation criteria and other necessary information at this overview meeting. All items distributed at the meeting will also be posted on the CDE ELA Instructional Materials Web page following the meeting.

The following agenda for the meeting is tentative as the exact order and timing of specific items is subject to change.



9:30–10:00 a.m.


10:00–12:00 a.m.

Evaluation Criteria

12:00–  1:00 p.m.


1:00–  2:30 p.m.

  • Exploration of Maps
  • Evaluation Criteria Maps
  • ELA/ELD Standards Maps

2:30–  3:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

3:45–  4:00 p.m.


If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, please contact David Almquist, Publisher Liaison, Instructional Resources Unit, at 916-319-0444 or by e-mail at You may also contact Cliff Rudnick, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit, at 916-319-0736 or by e-mail at


Thomas Adams, Director
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division


cc:  Michael Kirst, State Board President
       Jo Ann Isken, Chair, Instructional Quality Commission

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