College & Career Readiness

Planning and Successful Implementation of Common Core State Standards

The CA CC is working closely with the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education in supporting the development and implementation of the California State Standards and related frameworks including English Language Development Standards, along with the English Language Arts/English Language Development, science, health education, and computer science frameworks.

Work Highlights

English Learner Implementation Network

In response to inquiries and requests to the Comprehensive Center Network (Regional Comprehensive Centers and Content Centers) related to responding to ESSA requirements in ways that strengthen policies, systems and practices for English Learners, the CA CC collaborated with Northwest Comprehensive Center and the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation to present a series of online events designed specifically for staff of comprehensive centers to share and learn from one another.

ESSA EL Implementation Network Initiative Webinar Series

Overview of California’s English Language Development Standards

This resource provides an overview of California’s English Language Development (ELD) standards. The presentation covers key elements of the standards, including: the development process, design considerations, key shifts from the 1999 ELD standards to the 2012 ELD standards, elements of the 2012 ELD standards, proficiency level descriptors, and grade level standards—their components and structure.

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Secondary Literacy Partnership (SLP)

CA CC staff support CDE’s engagement in the Secondary Literacy Partnership (SLP) with other external stakeholder organizations (California Teachers Association; Association of California School Administrators, County Offices of Education) in joint, collaborative activities, including webinars to build the awareness and capacity of secondary educators to implement effective literacy instruction across content areas and building resources and community process in the state-sponsored Collaboration in Common website.