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Curriculum Frameworks & Standards

Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the standards adopted by the California Board of Education. Frameworks are "blueprints" for implementing the content standards for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
More specifically, frameworks:
  • organizes a body of knowledge that students need to learn during their K-12 years.
  • created to illuminate methods to be used to extend specific content.
  • elaborate on standards and describe the curriculum, instruction and assessment necessary to help students.
  • provide a coherent, effective and efficient program of instruction.
Curriculum frameworks are essential resources that "reflects guidance, comments and thoughts" from scholars, curriculum experts and classroom teachers to ensure that all students receive world-class instruction.

California Department of Education: All Curriculum Frameworks

California Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. The goal for all students in California is to meet or exceed all standards for their grade level and subject. The standards are organized by strands that remain the same and grow developmentally and in depth of knowledge as students progress through the grades.
Below you will find information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.