Academic Standards- State of California
This section includes the California State content standards, instructional materials, standards for assessments, data, and standards-aligned curriculum for educators.
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Information about all local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, including Title I-funded schools and LEAs, making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Adequate Yearly Progress
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
Alternative School Accountability Model (ASAM)
The California Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 established ASAM which provides school-level accountability for alternative schools serving highly mobile and at-risk students.
California State Curriculum Frameworks
May be downloaded at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/allfwks.asp
California Academic Content Standards
Adopted by the State Board of Education, these are the basis for the curriculum frameworks that provide blueprints for implementing the content standards in English-language arts, mathematics, history-social science, science, visual and performing arts, physical education, health, and career-technical education.
California Adoptions of Instructional Materials
See the list of state adoptions and confer with local LEAs to investigate additional support materials within the adopted package that may be of use during after school hours.
California After School Resource Center (CASRC)
Funded by the CDE to provide after school programs in California with access to reviewed, research based, and standards-aligned curriculum in English-language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, visual/performing arts, program administration, behavior management, and youth development; information about trainings; and technical assistance. Borrow materials (at no cost).
California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
An annual collection of basic student and staff data; includes student enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollment, enrollment in alternative education, gifted and talented education, and more
California Careers Resource Network
Find useful links to primary resources, including the student-friendly California Careers Planning Guide and learn about Real Game, the simulation with great potential for cooperative learning and team competition; career interest inventories; SCANS resources; Occupational Information Network.
California Department of Education
The CDE website has all of the California academic standards information.
California Healthy Kids Resource Center
Funded by CDE to provide school teachers, administrators, community members with access to curriculum and supplemental materials used for health and youth development issues. The CDE works closely with the Center to ensure that curriculum and supplemental materials meet state legal compliance criteria, have been reviewed for scientific accuracy, and are research-based, culturally sensitive, and educationally sound. Borrow from the Center (at no cost) the most accurate and current curriculum, videotapes, CD-ROMS, texts, publications, slides, and tapes, that cover the range of comprehensive health topics.
California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
A blueprint of content standards in relation to CAHSEE content, teacher study guides, student study guides.
California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)
CLRN makes it easy for you to find standards-aligned software, video, and Internet resources. Browse this interactive web site to access information about electronic learning resources through an online searchable database and links to state education technology projects and resources.
California State Board of Education
Policies on Assessment and Accountability.
California State PTA
Here, parents can find information about the common core standards.
California Teacher’s Association
The Common Core standards explained for educators.
The education and environment initiative allows students to use funding to teach history and science through an environmental lens.
A detailed description of mathematic standards for K-12 students.
Common Core in Español
California Common Core standards in Spanish Language Arts and literacy.
Common Core Standards Communication Tools
Materials that are used to disseminate information about California’s Common Core standards.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
CASEL provides several resources for the development of social and emotional learning standards in schools.
Create school and district reports on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Academic Performance Index (API), enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, English learners, state assessment data disaggregated at the school level, like-school rankings.
EDinformatics provides information about state testing as well as practice tests.
Kids can use this website to understand the core standards for themselves.
Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP)
Required by all local educational agencies (LEAs) in California that receive funds under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
New Standards for High Quality After School Programs
Tom Torlakson releases the new quality standards for after school programs.
Program Improvement schools
All schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) are identified for PI under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Program Quality Measurement Tools
The Quality Self Assessment Tools help measure the quality of out of school time programs to make sure they are up to the ever-changing standards.
Public School Accountability Act (PSAA)
Authorizes the creation of an educational accountability system for California public schools. Its primary goal is to help schools improve and to measure the academic achievement of all students.
Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
California’s new standards of quality for expanded learning.
Physical education requirements and plans for California Common Core.
STAR Legacy Tests
Here educators can find information and background about the California Standardized Testing, the different tests and what each one is for.
State of California CCSS Resources Parents and Guardians
Parents and guardians can reference this website to better understand the common core standards.
State of California Common Core Standards
The CDE website provides resources for understanding the common core standards.
State of California English/Language Arts Content Standards
Kindergarten through 12th grade standards for English/Language Arts in the state of California.
State of California History/Social Science Content Standards
Kindergarten through 12th grade standards for history/social science in the state of California.
State of California Mathematics Content Standards
Kindergarten through 12th grade standards for mathematics in the state of California.
State of California NGSS California Public Schools
The Next Generation Science Standards are required for all public schools for Kindergarten through 12th grade.
State of California Professional Standards
Professional standards in the classroom for teachers that are intended to help them and improve effectiveness.
State of California Science Content Standards
Kindergarten through 12th grade standards for science in the state of California.
State of California Visual Arts Content Standards
Kindergarten through 12th grade standards for visual arts in the state of California.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
School plan template and results-based monitoring of categorical programs.
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program
Access resources, including blueprints of standards for each assessment.
State Technology Programs
Programs administered by the California Department of Education that provide funds and leadership for the use of technology in schools.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 enables parents to select supplemental educational services for their children.
Title I, Part A Accountability
Title I, Part A federal funds help to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in California's highest-poverty schools.