English Learner Services
ELs AND THE COMMON CORE
Common Core State Standards
Adopted in 2010, the Common Core State Standards will be fully implemented into California schools by the 2013-2014 school year. View the standards and get other information about them at this CDE website.
Common Core Translation Project
The Council of Chief State School Officers, California Department of Education, and San Diego County Office of Education have collaborated to translate the Common Core State Standards into Spanish.
ELA/ELD Framework Chapters
The English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework was adopted by the State Board of Education in July, 2014. The CDE website provides access to the Framework’s chapters, which are still being edited for final publication, and links to resources that support implementation.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education teamed up with the Council of Great City Schools, New York City Department of Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, and National Council of La Raza to form Understanding Language. This is an initiative that aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.