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All Curriculum Frameworks


Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Printed publications can be purchased from CDE Press Educational Resources Catalog.

Links to downloads of all curriculum frameworks.
  • Career Technical Education Framework (PDF; 10MB)

  • English Language Arts Framework
    • 2014 English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework
      The 2014 ELA/ELD Framework has been developed to support and incorporate the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) and the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards). The California State Board of Education adopted the ELA/ELD Framework on July 9, 2014. This is the final digital version of the ELA/ELD Framework.

    • Executive Summary: English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Dated Oct-2015)
      The executive summary provides a glimpse into the ELA/ELD Framework and the guidance it provides for educators, including descriptive snapshots and vignettes of grade-level instruction.

    • Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks – Helpful Tools for Every Audience (DOC)
      This summary provides concrete examples on how the ELA/ELD and Mathematics Frameworks, Executive Summaries, and Parent/Guardian Brochures can be used by stakeholders to more effectively implement the California standards.

    • Reading/Language Arts Framework (Available on request)
      This 2007 edition supports the 1997 English Language Arts Content Standards.

  • Foreign Language Framework (PDF; 3MB)
    Please note that the 2003 Foreign Language Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the World Language Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2009.

  • Health Education Framework
    • Draft 2019 Health Education Framework
      On May 8, 2019, the State Board of Education adopted the 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Health Education Framework) with revisions. The revised, final version of the 2019 Health Education Framework will be available Fall 2019.
    • 2003 Health Framework (PDF; 2MB)
      Please note that the 2003 Health Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the Health Education Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008. In addition, the section on Family Living (pages 63-64) is inconsistent with the current state law. For current information on HIV/AIDS prevention education, see the Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction Web page.

  • History-Social Science Framework: Adopted by the State Board of Education
    The curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016.

  • Mathematics Framework
    • 2013 Revision of the Mathematics Framework
      The California State Board of Education adopted the Mathematics Framework on November 6, 2013. This revised Mathematics Framework supports the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

    • Executive Summary: Mathematics Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Dated Oct-2015)
      The executive summary highlights essential information and guidance in the Mathematics Framework and is intended to introduce the reader to the wealth of information and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians it provides.

    • Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks – Helpful Tools for Every Audience (DOC)
      This summary provides concrete examples on how the ELA/ELD and Mathematics Frameworks, Executive Summaries, and Parent/Guardian Brochures can be used by stakeholders to more effectively implement the California standards.

      Mathematics Framework (Available on request)
      This 2006 edition supports the 1997 Mathematics Content Standards.

  • Physical Education Framework (PDF; 4MB)

  • Science Framework
  • 2004 Visual and Performing Arts Framework (PDF; 4MB)
    • Arts Framework Development
      The California Department of Education, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education are currently developing the California Arts Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework) to incorporate and support the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, which were adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2019. Information on the Arts Framework development process is located on the Arts Framework Web page.
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 31, 2019
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