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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 4, August 1, 2012

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

New Resources

Next Generation English Language Development Standards Assembly Bill 124 ELD Standards Revision Webinar

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Comprehensive Center (CA CC) at WestEd have made available the recording of this webinar. Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, Director, English Learner Support Division, CDE, and Robert Linquanti, Project Director, English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support (ELEAS) and Senior Researcher for the CA CC, provide an overview of the new proposed ELD Standards. The webinar is archived on the WestEd CA Comprehensive Web page [This webinar is no longer available. For information about the English Language Development Standards, please visit the CDE English Language Development Standards Web page].

Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Participate

Opportunity to Participate in Public Review and Feedback on the English Language Development Standards Ends August 6

Assembly Bill 124 requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) in consultation with the State Board of Education (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. 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 Common Core State Standards (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.

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, 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:

To learn more about the statewide assessment reauthorization process, please visit the CDE Statewide Pupil Assessment System Web page.


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