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Experts to Revise World Language Content Standards

California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
August 30, 2017

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Interested Individuals and Organizations:

REQUEST FOR EXPERTS TO REVISE THE WORLD LANGUAGE CONTENT STANDARDS FOR CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWELVE

Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 60605.5, I am requesting your assistance to recruit individuals to participate on the World Language Standards Advisory Committee (WL SAC) to revise the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (WL Standards). The Instructional Quality Commission must consider recommending the revised 2018 WL Standards to the State Board of Education on or before March 31, 2019. Your assistance with recruitment for the SAC will help ensure the students of California have access to high-quality world language education opportunities.

WL SAC members include, but are not limited to, single-subject and multi-subject credentialed teachers who teach world language, local educational agency and county administrators, world language faculty in universities or community colleges, and representatives from world language policy and advocacy organizations.

Serving on the WL SAC represents a significant commitment of time and personal energy. Between February and June 2018, WL SAC members will participate in four two-day meetings in Sacramento and will spend a considerable amount of time between meetings reviewing or researching portions of standards drafts. Travel and per diem costs are reimbursed at standard state rates; however, no stipend or substitute pay is provided.

The WL SAC meetings will be held at the California Department of Education on the following dates:

  • February 1–2, 2018
  • March 20–21, 2018
  • May 24–25, 2018
  • June 28–29, 2018

The online application is posted on the CDE World Language Standards Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/worldlanguage.asp.

I encourage you to help us recruit qualified applicants for this important process. If you have any questions, please contact Alejandro Hernández, Lead Consultant for the 2018 WL Standards revision, by phone at 916-319-0445 or via e-mail at AHernandez@cde.ca.gov.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in disseminating this information.

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

TT:cr
2017-05155

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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