2021 World Languages Adoption NoticeThe California State Board of Education (SBE) has scheduled a World Languages Instructional Materials Adoption for 2021.
The California State Board of Education (SBE) has scheduled a World Languages Instructional Materials Adoption for 2021. This adoption will consider publisher submissions for instructional materials programs designed for kindergarten through grade eight. Final SBE consideration of submitted programs will occur in November 2021.
At its July 8–9, 2020, public meeting, the SBE approved the World Languages Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve revision, which includes instructional materials evaluation criteria. At its July 8–9, 2020, meeting, the SBE approved the Schedule of Significant Events for the 2021 World Languages Instructional Materials Adoption. These actions authorize the adoption of instructional materials.
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60213, the California Department of Education (CDE) will assess publishers participating in the 2021 World Languages Instructional Materials Adoption a fee for each grade level of each program a publisher submits for consideration of adoption. The proposed participation fee will be $8,000 for each grade level per the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9517.3. The fee shall be payable by the publisher even if the publisher subsequently chooses to withdraw a program or reduce the number of grade levels submitted for review.
For additional information, please visit the CDE Instructional Materials web page for world languages. You may also contact the CDE Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at 916-319-0881.