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 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
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. Provides information regarding state and federal laws requiring information to be provided to parents in language that is comprehensible to them.
- Sample Preschool School Compact (Posted 24-June-2011)
A sample of how to write a preschool pledge.
- Sample Elementary School Compact (Posted 10-May-2012)
This compact is an example of what can be used between a family and a school.
- Sample Secondary School Compact (Posted 29-August-2011)
Voluntary agreement sample that can be used between families and schools.
- Family Engagement Framework (PDF; 3MB)
Information (Academic Performance Index, enrollment, average class size, and much more) about schools and districts in California.
- Parent Family links
Web sites that provide information to assist in the building of partnerships among families, schools, and communities.
Schools That Have Been Recognized For High Achievement
Title I, Part A
- Supplemental Educational Services Approved Providers
List of service providers approved by the California State Board of Education.
- Title I, Part A, Parental Involvement
Extensive information regarding Title I, Part A is provided.