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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) are developing new California World Languages (WL) Standards. 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.

Public Comment for Draft WL Standards

On July 26, 2018, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to begin the public review and comment period for the draft WL Standards. The public review and comment period is an opportunity for any interested individuals or organizations to provide comments and suggested edits to the IQC. Those comments and suggestions will inform the IQC’s actions at its November 15–16, 2018, meeting, at which it will consider recommending the draft WL Standards to the State Board of Education for adoption in January 2019.

  • Draft WL Standards (DOCX)
    The Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education welcome your review and comments on the draft WL Standards.
  • Provide Public Comment
    Select the link above to access an online survey to review and comment on the various sections of the draft WL Standards. The online survey will remain open from August 1 through September 30, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
WL Standards Advisory Committee
WL SAC Meeting Agendas and Notices
WL SAC meeting dates
  • February 1–2, 2018
  • March 20–21, 2018
  • May 24–25, 2018
  • June 28–29, 2018
Focus Group Report
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 1, 2018