On October 19, administrators representing school districts in the Sacramento County region attended a quarterly professional development gathering hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). The meeting featured a workshop highlighting two new state academic frameworks.
The first of the new frameworks—English Language Arts (ELA) / English Language Development (ELD)—breaks new ground by providing a blueprint for the implementation of two sets of interrelated standards having wide-ranging importance. The ability to read, write, and communicate with competence and confidence in English is critical for students to succeed.
The second new framework—mathematics—supports the implementation of California's standards for mathematics. The framework provides grade-level and course-level examples of standards-based instruction, instructional strategies, and assessment information.
Both new frameworks—each more than 1,000 pages long—have been outlined in executive summaries, which include links to information in the full framework documents.
The summaries were jointly produced by the California Department of Education (CDE) and SCOE for the Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The effort was made possible through the support of the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and the Silver Giving Foundation.