Alignment of the Preschool Learning Foundations
The California Department of Education has released a new online publication: The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources: California Infant-Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, California Content Standards, The Common Core State Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. This document highlights how the California Preschool Learning Foundations are aligned and connected to standards established for K–12, Infant-Toddler, and the national preschool standards established by Head Start. This draft document is now available in PDF format at the CDE Alignment of The Preschool Learning Foundations Web site. An abbreviated, print version will be featured as a special chapter in the California Preschool Learning Foundations Volume 3 available Fall 2012.
Achieve the Core Professional Development Modules
These flexible, ready-to-use modules intend to support educators in the understanding and effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards. To view the modules, please visit the Achieve the Core Professional Development Modules Web page .
Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Participate
State Board of Education CCSS Agenda Items
The State Board of Education (SBE) will address four items on CCSS implementation on the first day of this week’s board meeting, July 18, 2012:
Item 1 (DOC)
Update on the Activities of the California Department of Education (CDE) and SBE Regarding Implementation of CCSS Systems.
Item 2 (DOC)
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2013 Revision: Approval of Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) Guidelines and Appointment of Members of the CFCC. The Mathematics Focus Group Report will also be discussed.
Item 3 (DOC)
Update on the Activities of the CDE Regarding the Development of the English Language Development Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Item 4 (DOC)
Update on the Activities of the CDE Regarding the Development of the Superintendent’s Recommendations on the Future Assessment System in California, Including, but Not Limited to, the Specific Categories of Measurement and Content and Design.
To view the meeting agenda or watch the Live Webcast, please visit the SBE Meeting for July 2012 Web page. To view past CCSS-related board agenda items, please visit the State Board of Education CCSS Meeting Agenda Items Web page.
Opportunity to Provide Feedback: Reauthorization of the California Pupil Assessment System
As part of the process in developing recommendations to the Legislature for the reauthorization of the California pupil assessment system, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson, is seeking your help. All Californians have a unique opportunity to provide thoughts on and suggestions for what they think should be included in this system. Several opportunities exist for you to provide feedback. You may:
- Complete a brief survey. [These surveys are no longer available]
- To access the English version of the survey, please visit this SurveyMethods Web site.
- To access the Spanish version of the survey, please visit this Spanish SurveyMethods Web site.
- Send comments by e-mail to email@example.com.
- Attend the Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Work Group meetings, which are open to the public.
To access the schedule of Work Group meetings and learn more about the statewide assessment reauthorization process, please visit the CDE Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.
Public Review and Feedback on the English Language Development Standards
Assembly Bill 124 requires the SSPI in consultation with the SBE to update, revise and align the state’s current English Language Development standards by grade level to the state’s English Language Arts standards by November 2012. In order to accomplish this important work, public review and feedback is essential. The CDE will hold public hearings in Sacramento on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, and in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 26, 2012. In addition, written comments relevant to the proposed standards may be submitted to the CDE until Monday, August 6, 2012. Additional information can be found on the CDE English Language Development Standards Web page.
Submit an Application to Serve on the English Language Arts/English Language Development CFCC
The CDE and SBE are recruiting members for the English Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (ELA/ELD CFCC) to assist in the revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework. The framework will be revised to align with the CCSS for English language arts and incorporate new English language development standards. The ELA/ELD CFCC will include between 9 and 20 members who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, English language arts and English language development content knowledge, and grade-level experience. The committee will meet up to six times, with meetings scheduled from February through July 2013. More details about the responsibilities of serving as an ELA/ELD CFCC member and the application are available on the CDE Curriculum Frameworks Web page. The deadline for submission of the application is August 16, 2012.
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