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

The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education (SBE) are commencing the process for developing new California World Language Standards (WL). Per Assembly Bill 2290, Chapter 643, Education Code (EC) Section 60605.5 requires the Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, 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.

The Schedule of Significant Events, or Timeline, for the revision of the 2019 WL Standards was approved by the SBE on September 13, 2017.

Recruitment for the WL Standards Advisory Committee
  • Application for the World Language Standards Advisory Committee
    Educators with Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) or California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) authorization; district and county administrators; college/university faculty; and other world language professionals are encouraged to apply. The submission period for the online application is September 15–October 30, 2017.

Please note that the planned WL SAC meeting dates are:

    • February 1–2, 2018
    • March 20–21, 2018
    • May 24–25, 2018
    • June 28–29, 2018
Recruitment Flyer for the WL Standards Advisory Committee

Please encourage your colleagues to apply for the WL SAC and to join the World Language listserv to receive notifications of updates regarding the WL Standards Revision Project. Access a flyer for this opportunity: World Language SAC Flyer (PDF).

State Board of Education Meeting – September 13–14, 2017

In the SBE Agenda for September 2017, item related to the WL Standards Revision Project:

  • Item 09 (DOC): 2019 World Language Content Standards Revision: Approval of Schedule of Significant Events and Approval of Online Application for Appointment to the World Language Standards Advisory Committee.
Focus Groups

The CDE convened three focus group meetings to provide input on guidelines that will be utilized by a group of World Language experts who will be tasked to develop the new standards. The meetings, now concluded, were open to the public.

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    We will send you notifications of updates regarding the World Language standards development process.
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