Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional MaterialsInformation on all subject areas.
Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the
content standards adopted by the State
Board of Education (SBE). Frameworks are developed by the
Instructional Quality Commission, which also reviews and
recommends textbooks and other instructional materials to be adopted
by the SBE.
Schools in California, other states and abroad may review and use the California State Board of Education-adopted Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks in developing their own curricula. However, no such school shall use the California Department of Education's (CDE) or California SBE’s respective names or logos on any resulting curriculum materials or imply that any such materials are approved or endorsed by CDE or the SBE. Furthermore, the Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks are protected by copyright, and the above authorization for others to review and consider these materials does not permit publishing, distributing, or making any other use of any part of the materials, unless separately authorized. Please see CDE’s copyright statement.
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Materials Highlights
- Curriculum Coordinators Directory (XLSX)
Contains a list of curriculum coordinators at all county offices, district offices, and charter school districts.
- CA Curriculum & Instruction News and Events Listserv
Join the California Curriculum and Instruction News and Events Listserv to receive information about curriculum, frameworks, standards, and instructional resources, as well as opportunities to participate.
- Standards, Curriculum
Frameworks, and Instructional Materials Adoptions (DOCX)
A chart of the latest content standards, curriculum frameworks, and instructional materials adoptions.
- Cursive Instruction
Information to support local educational agencies with existing instructional outcomes for cursive in the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy.
Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
- All Content Standards, K–12
- All Curriculum Frameworks
- Curriculum Framework Development and Approval Process (DOC)
- Curriculum Framework Adoption Process - CalEdFacts
- Model Curriculum Projects
- Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant—AB 185, Sec. 56
Guidance to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding Section 56 of Assembly Bill 185 (AB 185): The Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant.
- Arts and Music in Schools Program
The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) initiative provides additional funding for arts education in California public schools.
- California Indian Education Act
Information for local educational agencies who have created California Indian Education task forces.
- Digital Learning Integration and Standards Guidance (DLISG)
Guidance to support schools to effectively implement technology to support learning and to address critical areas of instructional focus.
- Holocaust and Genocide Education Grant Funding Results
SB 141 Section 31 appropriates the sum of $1,500,000 for the California Teachers Collaborative for Holocaust and Genocide Education to continue its work developing and providing curriculum resources and professional development related to genocide and Holocaust education.
- School Libraries
Find information to help improve school libraries in California.
- School Libraries -CalEdFacts
- California–Adopted Instructional Materials Programs
Instructional materials programs adopted by the California State Board of Education by subject matter.
- Instructional Materials Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding instructional materials, funding, sufficiency and the Williams settlement.
- Instructional Materials Adoptions General Information
Learn about the adoption process, schedule, piloting, and other information.
- Guidance on Removal of Instruction or Instructional Materials
- Liability for Lost or Damaged Instructional Materials
See information from the California Education Code regarding damage to student-issued instructional materials.
- Free List Procedures and Marketing Practices:
- Senate Bill 48 FAQ
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions related to the implementation of Senate Bill 48 (Chapter 81 of the Statutes of 2011).
- Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology
Information and resources that support access to the general curriculum by students with disabilities.
- Braille-N-Teach List Service Member Registration for students with visual disabilities
- Instructional Material Ordering and Distribution System (IMODS)
Access the online ordering systems for Braille, Large Print, Audiobooks, American Sign Language (ASL) Videobooks, and American Printing House (APH) products.
- New Account Form (PDF)
Must be processed before receiving login password.
- New Account Form (PDF)
- Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning
- Instructional Materials Evaluation and Adoption Process -CalEdFacts
- Listing of Learning Resource Display Centers (LRDC's)
- Social Content Review
Search for instructional materials that comply with SBE guidelines for Social Content.
- Funding for Instructional Materials
- Price List Search and Adopted Materials Publisher Information
- Instructional Materials Survey Forms
The gathered information is used to assist in evaluating the sufficiency of instructional materials.