Academic Content Standards
Academic content standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject and at each grade level. Since 2010, most states, including California, have passed the same set of standards for English language arts and math. These standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), reflect the knowledge and skills young people need for success in college and careers. They differ in significant ways from the standards previously used in individual states.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has designed a Web page to provide information for students, parents, and guardians on the CCSS. The information is found at Common Core State Standards.
The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopts academic content standards for all subject areas. Current California standards for all subject areas may be viewed and downloaded at the CDE’s Web page for Content Standards.
Printed publications about state academic content standards may be purchased from the CDE Press Educational Resource Catalog.
Advisory Committees and Councils
This Web page includes information about advisory committees and councils mandated by state and federal legislation.
California Family Engagement (CAFE)
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Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents
The Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD) is a secure database to assist local educational agency (LEA) staff in locating parental notification documents translated into non-English languages. CMD provides information regarding state and federal laws requiring information to be provided to parents in language that is comprehensible to them.
Sample Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy (See also, School-Parent Compacts information, below)
- Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts-English (PDF; 3MB)
- Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California Districts-Spanish (PDF; 5MB)
- English-Spanish Family Engagement Language Glossary
- Welcoming Schools Brochure (PDF)
- DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts.
(Academic Performance Index, enrollment, average class size, and much more).
- Additional Parent/Family Resources
These Web sites provide information to assist in the building of partnerships among families, schools, and communities.
A school-parent compact is a required component of the school-level parental involvement policy at schools receiving Title I funds.
- Sample Planning Tool: Elementary Compact (PDF; Posted Jan 2014)
This tool is one example of a school-parent compact that meets Title I requirements. Schools may use any other compact format as long as required Title I components are included.
- Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Sample Planning Tool: Elementary Compact-English
Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Sample Planning Tool: Elementary Compact-Translated Languages
- Blank Template, Sample Planning Tool: Elementary Compact (DOC; Posted Jan 2014)
Blank Template, Sample Planning Tool: Elementary Compact (PDF; Posted Jan 2014)
- School-Parent Compact Guide to Quality-English (PDF; Posted Jan 2014)
A tool for school staff and parents to use when jointly developing the school-parent compact.
School-Parent Compact Guide to Quality-Translated Languages
- Questions and Answers: School-Parent Compacts (Posted Jan 2014)
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Title I, Part A
- Title I, Part A, Parental Involvement
Extensive information regarding Title I, Part A parent/family involvement is provided.