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World Languages Framework

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World Languages Framework

The California Department of Education (CDE) is developing the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Framework) to incorporate and support the World Languages Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Standards), which were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in January 2019.

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Draft World Languages Framework (Revised May 2020)

On September 19–20, 2019, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to begin the public review and comment period for the draft WL Framework. The first of two public review and comment periods ran from October 1, 2019, through December 2, 2019. On January 16, 2020, the IQC recommended the draft WL Framework  to the State Board of Education for adoption and approved the draft to be posted for a second 60-day public review and comment period. The second public review and comment period ran from January 31, 2020, through March 30, 2020. The IQC discussed the public comments at their meeting on April 17, 2020, and recommended additional edits.

This draft of the WL Framework reflects the recommendations of the IQC to the SBE at the April 17, 2020, IQC meeting. The SBE is scheduled to take action to adopt the draft WL Framework at the meeting on July 8–9, 2020.

To download the draft chapters approved by the IQC, select the links below:

Summary of Edits to the World Languages Framework Approved by the Instructional Quality Commission (DOCX)
On April 17, 2020, the IQC took action to approve edits to the draft WL Framework.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee

On January 9, 2019, the SBE appointed 20 members to the World Languages Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (WL CFCC) to assist in the development of the WL Framework.

  • WL CFCC Members
    The list includes the name and employer of each applicant.

The WL CFCC played a significant role in the development of the WL Framework. All WL CFCC meetings were held at the California Department of Education on the following dates:

World Languages Framework Focus Group Report

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE convened four focus groups across California to inform the content and guidance in the WL Framework.

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