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World Languages Standards

Information and resources related to World Languages Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
World Languages Standards Development

The California Department of Education (CDE), Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), and State Board of Education (SBE) commenced the process for revising the California World Languages (WL) Standards in October 2016. Per Assembly Bill 2290, Chapter 643, Education Code (EC) Section 60605.5 requires the Superintendent, in consultation with the IQC, to recommend to the state board revisions to the World Language Standards for California Public Schools adopted by the state board in 2009 pursuant to Section 60605.3.

Current Standards

Search the California Content Standards
This application contains the 12 California content standards. The application is designed so educators can quickly find, search, and sort relevant standards across disciplines to aid in instructional planning and assessment. This is a web view of our available mobile application, which we encourage you to download. You can find more information about the mobile application on the CA Standards Mobile Application web page.

SBE-Adopted WL Standards Pre-Publication

The IQC approved and recommended the draft standards to the SBE on November 16, 2018. The SBE approved the IQC recommendation and adopted the standards at the January 9–10, 2019 SBE meeting. The revised standards are titled California World Languages Standards for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. To download the pre-publication standards approved by the SBE, select the link below.

Public Review Comments of the Draft WL Standards (DOCX)
This chart includes public comments received during the 60-day public review period. The comments were presented to the IQC for discussion on November 15–16, 2018.

WL Standards Advisory Committee
WL SAC Meeting Agendas and Notices
Focus Group Report
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 4, 2019