College & Career Readiness

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.

Impact Story

Helping California English Learners Achieve Standards

California has been rebuilding its educational system to align curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability to support student achievement since the adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010. The California Comprehensive Center (Center) has provided support to the California Department of Education (CDE) for the development and dissemination of the state’s English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) Curriculum Framework (ELA/ELD Framework), which provides instructional and leadership guidance on implementing and integrating the CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the ELD Standards in all disciplines in K-12 classrooms.

Outcomes and Impact

The ELA/ELD Framework and related efforts have shifted the state’s implementation of ELD away from stand-alone courses to programmatic and instructional approaches that integrate high-quality content, language, and literacy learning – helping schools achieve standards implementation and close opportunity and achievement gaps for English learners.

Please download the full impact story of how the CA CC has helped ELs achieve standards.

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.