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English Language Development Standards

Web page for those interested in following the alignment of English language development (ELD) standards with current English language arts standards.

Draft of ELD Standards

Assembly Bill 124 (Fuentes, Chapter 605, Statutes of 2011) directed the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) convene a panel of English language development experts in English language instruction, curriculum, and assessment to assist in the update, revise, and align the ELD standards with state board-approved academic content standards for English language arts.
Commencing in March 2012, the 21-member panel selected by the SSPI held four meetings resulting in the development of the revised ELD standards, by grade level. Documents displayed below are standards foundation drafting documents applied by the panel and the draft ELD standards.

Public Hearings

At these hearings, any person may present statements or arguments, orally or in writing, relevant to the proposed action. The SSPI strongly recommends that persons who make oral comments at the public hearing may also submit a written summary of their statements using our comment template (XLS, 138KB; 14pp.). No oral statements will be accepted subsequent to these public hearings.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    11:00 a.m. - Noon
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, State Board Room (Room 1101)
Sacramento, CA
  • Thursday, July 26, 2012
    11:00 a.m. - Noon
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
9300 Imperial Highway
Room EC100 (Board Room)
Downey, CA
To obtain further information about each site's check-in procedures, available parking, and public transportation to the location, please examine the Public Notices (DOC; 97KB; 4pp) for these meetings.

Public Review and Comment

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed standards. The SSPI strongly recommends that feedback be provided utilizing our comment template (XLS, 138KB; 14pp.).
Comments must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012. All written comments received by CDE staff during the public comment period are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act.
Submit your written comments by electronic mail, direct mail, or fax as follows:
  • Electronic mail:
  • Direct mail:California Department of Education 
    Language Policy and Leadership Office 
    Attention: Will Lee 
    1430 N Street, Suite 2204 
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Fax: 916-319-0138
    Attention: Will Lee

Draft of ELD Standards, by Grade Level

English Language Development Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
Development process:
Assembly Bill 124 (Fuentes, Chapter 605, Statutes of 2011), signed into law on October 8, 2011, requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), in consultation with the State Board of Education (SBE), to update, revise, and align the state’s current English Language Development (ELD) standards by grade level to the state’s English Language Arts (ELA) standards, by November 2012. ELD standards help guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment for English learners who are developing the English language skills needed to engage successfully with state subject matter standards for college- and career-readiness. This legislation directs the SSPI to complete draft revised ELD standards for SBE review no later than August 31, 2012.
In order to accomplish this important work in the required time frame, the California Department of Education (CDE) has requested the assistance of the California Comprehensive Assistance Center at WestEd. Specifically, WestEd's California Comprehensive Center, in partnership with the Assessment and Standards Development Services Program at WestEd, is working in concert with CDE to analyze current ELD standards relative to the new California ELA standards; review information on other states' and organization's (e.g., World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment ) ELD standards revision and alignment efforts; analyze statewide public and expert input on revision parameters; draft the proposed ELD standards; and revise them as needed based on stakeholder review and feedback.


Focus group recruitmentMid December 2011 - January 2012
Focus group meetingsWinter/Spring 2012
SSPI convenes panel of expertsSpring 2012
Public review and comment (Draft)Summer 2012
SSPI issues recommended English Language Development StandardsAugust 31, 2012
State Board of Education (SBE) action on recommended standards (If no modifications.)September 2012
SBE action on recommended standards (If there are modifications.)November 2012

Focus Group

SSPI is recruiting educators to serve on four focus groups to provide input on the revision of the English Language Development Standards.

Panel of Experts

Assembly Bill 124 directs the SSPI to convene a group of experts for the purpose of updating, revising, and aligning the English language development standards. We are seeking application from those individuals with a minimum of three years English language instruction, curriculum, or assessment experience to serve on this panel to draft standards. To learn more about the panel, see the recruitment announcement letter and the application.
Call for Applications (DOC; 132KB; 1p.)
Panel of Experts Application (DOC; 155KB; 3pp.) 
Panel Members
Last NameFirst NameEmployer
AlfaroCristinaSan Diego State University
BhatiaLeticiaSonoma Valley Unified School District
CerveraConstanceOxnard High School
DiazLizetteOntario-Montclair School District
Dorta-Duque de ReyesSilviaSan Diego County Office of Education
DuranRichardUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
ElliottLudmilaYuba City Unified School District
EscobarMartaKern County Office of Education
FralicksElizabethFresno Unified School District
GarcíaAnaSan Francisco Unified School District
GonzalezLauraTulare County Office of Education
HakutaKenjiStanford University
LavadenzMagalyLoyola Marymount University
MerinoBarbaraUniversity of California, Davis
O'BrienGiselaLos Angeles Unified School District
RodriguezKeilaImperial County Office of Education
RodriguezMaritzaRiverside County Office of Education
Ruz GonzalezMagdalenaLos Angeles County Office of Education
SantosMariaOakland Unified School District
ShielsSocorroMorgan Hill Unified School District
TsaiEmilyMonterey Peninsula Unified School District
Input Meetings
Date and TimeLocation and Materials
Monday, March 19, 2012

CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Monday, April 30, 2012

Sacramento County Office of Education
Mather, California
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Monday, May 21, 2012
CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Thursday, June 21, 2012

CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Friday, June 22, 2012
CDE, Room 1101 (State Board Room)
1430 N Street, Sacramento
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sacramento County Office of Education, Mather Room
10474 Mather Blvd
Mather, CA


States with English Language Development Standards aligned to the Common Core Standards
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