February 4, 2008
Dear Publishers of Kindergarten through Grade Eight Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development Instructional Materials:
Publishers have had an opportunity to review the evaluation criteria from the 2007 Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, and attend four publishers’ briefings on the updated framework and evaluation criteria. Publishers have also had an opportunity to submit questions through the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Web site. As a result, we have received questions from publishers seeking clarification on the evaluation criteria as it pertains to specific program types. Responses are included in the attachment to this bulletin. The responses to the questions are based on information in the 2007 Reading/Language Arts Framework, and specifically Chapter 9, which contains the evaluation criteria for the adoption. We have combined publisher questions from the December 6, 2007, publisher briefing on the Standards Maps and questions from the January 8, 2008, Invitation to Submit (ITS) Meeting.
Late in February we will be sending publishers a bulletin outlining more specifics regarding publisher presentation times for the five types of programs that will be submitted for the 2008 Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development (RLA/ELD) Adoption. This information will assist your presentation staff in developing, planning, and timing their presentations. After the March 5 submission deadline, we will have a confirmed number of participating publishers and you will receive another bulletin with the actual presentation schedule with assigned times and rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.
The Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources (CFIR) lead contact for the 2008 RLA/ELD Primary Adoption is Suzanne Rios, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit. She can be reached at
916-319-0665 or by e-mail at email@example.com. [Note, the preceding telephone number and e-mail address are no longer valid.]
For questions regarding Programs 1, 2, and 3, please contact Irma Hernandez-Larin, 2008 RLA/ELD Primary Adoption Lead Consultant, Instructional Resources Unit, at
916-319-0440 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Note, the preceding telephone number and e-mail address are no longer valid.]
For questions regarding Programs 4 and 5, contact Cynthia Gunderson, Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Unit, at 916-319-0451 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding the meeting or this announcement, please contact the CFIR office at 916-319-0881.
We look forward to your participation.
Thomas Adams, Director
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division
Theodore R. Mitchell, President, State Board of Education
Gary Borden, Acting Executive Director, State Board of Education
Anthony Monreal, Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Branch
Katherine Crawford, Chair, Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission
Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission Members