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Grade Spans

Information specifically related to students in prekindergarten, elementary, middle grades, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education.
Resources and information for California Department of Education-funded child development contractors, families, and community members regarding prekindergarten programs.
Preschool through Third Grade (P-3) Alignment
CDE seeks to elevate the role of high-quality, inclusive and multilingual preschool, strong early intervention services, and P-3 alignment in ensuring the future of California’s children.
Resources for those interested in the academic achievement of kindergarten through grade six public school students; includes transition-to-school guidance.
Middle Grades
Information and resources for middle grades educators and parents. The middle grades consist of early-adolescent students, ten to fourteen years of age, generally in grades six to eight.
High School
Supports local educational agencies, grades nine through twelve, to improve student achievement and transition to postsecondary education and careers.
Resources for students, parents, counselors, and educators that provide information about preparing for and gaining admission to college.
Adult Education
Information for adult students served through public adult schools, community colleges, libraries, community and faith-based organizations, and correctional institutions.