English Language Arts/ English Language Development
Adopted by the California State Board of Education, July 2014
Published by the California Department of Education Sacramento, CA
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Page Chapter at a Glance 1008 StateAdoptionofInstructionalMaterials 1009 CriteriaforEvaluatingInstructionalMaterialsforKindergartenThroughGradeEight 1010 TypesofPrograms 1011 Program1:EnglishLanguageArtsBasicProgram,KindergartenThroughGradeEight 1011 Program2:EnglishLanguageArts/EnglishLanguageDevelopmentBasicProgram,
KindergartenThroughGradeEight 1011 Program3:BiliteracyLanguageArts/EnglishLanguageDevelopmentBasicProgram,
KindergartenThroughGradeEight 1011 Program4:IntensiveInterventionPrograminEnglishLanguageArts,GradesFour
ThroughEight 1012 Program5:SpecializedDesignatedEnglishLanguageDevelopmentProgram,Grades
FourThroughEight 1012 CriteriaforInstructionalMaterialsAlignedtotheStandards 1013 Category1:EnglishLanguageArtsandEnglishLanguageDevelopmentContent/
AlignmentwiththeStandards 1019 Category2:ProgramOrganization 1020 Category3:Assessment 1021 Category4:UniversalAccess 1023 Category5:InstructionalPlanningandTeacherSupport 1025 GuidanceforInstructionalMaterialsforGradesNineThroughTwelve 1025 CommonCoreShiftsforEnglishLanguageArts/Literacy1026 CriteriaforMaterialsandToolsAlignedtotheStandards 1028 ProcessforSelectionofInstructionalMaterials 1029 SocialContentReview 1029 SupplementalInstructionalMaterials
Criteria for Instructional Materials Ch ap ter 1 2 1007 |
Page Chapter at a Glance (cont.) 1035
W h ile stand ard s d escrib e w h at stud ents are ex p ected to k now and b e ab le to d o, th ey do not define curriculum and how teachers should teach. The previous chapters in this framework have helped to provide some of that guidance how the standards w ould look insid e a classroom , h ow to use assessm ent strateg ies to p rom ote stud ent learning , h ow tech nolog y can b e integ rated for eng ag em ent and learning , and h ow to sup p ort all stud ents to reach th eir learning g oals. A noth er im p ortant instructional resource to h elp teach ers instruct and all stud ents to learn is th e d ev elop m ent and careful selection of h ig h - q uality instructional m aterials to sup p ort th e im p lem entation of th e California Com m on Core S tate S tand ard s for E ng lish L ang uag e A rts and L iteracy in H istory / S ocial S tud ies, S cience, and T ech nical S ub j ects ( CA CCS S for E L A / L iteracy ) ( CD E 2 0 1 4 ) and th e California E ng lish L ang uag e D ev elop m ent ( CA E L D ) S tand ard s ( CD E 2 0 1 3 a) . Instructional m aterials are broadly defined to include textbooks, technology-based materials, other educational materials, and tex ts.
T h is ch ap ter p rov id es g uid ance for th e selection of instructional m aterials, includ ing th e state ad op tion of instructional m aterials for g rad es k ind erg arten th roug h g rad e eig h t, g uid ance for local ed ucational ag encies ( L E A s) on th e ad op tion of instructional m aterials for stud ents in g rad es nine th roug h tw elv e, th e social content rev iew p rocess, sup p lem ental instructional m aterials, and accessib le instructional m aterials.
StateAdoptionofInstructionalMaterials T h e S tate B oard of E d ucation ( S B E ) ad op ts instructional m aterials for use b y stud ents in
kindergarten through grade eight. LEAsschool districts, charter schools, and county offices of ed ucation are not req uired to p urch ase state- ad op ted instructional m aterials accord ing to Education Code (EC) S ection 6 0 2 1 0 ( a) . H ow ev er, if an L E A ch ooses to use non- ad op ted m aterials, it h as th e resp onsib ility to ad op t m aterials th at b est m eet th e need s of its stud ents and to cond uct its ow n ev aluation of instructional m aterials. A s p art of th e ev aluation p rocess cond ucted b y th e L E A , th e rev iew m ust includ e a m aj ority of classroom teach ers from th at content area or g rad e- lev el [ EC S ection 6 0 2 1 0 ( c) ] .
T h ere is no state- led ad op tion of instructional m aterials for use b y stud ents in g rad es nine th roug h tw elv e, and L E A s h av e th e sole resp onsib ility and auth ority to ad op t instructional m aterials for th ose stud ents.
It sh ould b e noted , h ow ev er, th at th e selection of instructional m aterials at any g rad e lev el is an im p ortant p rocess th at is g uid ed b y b oth local and state p olicies and p roced ures. A s p art of th e p rocess for selecting instructional m aterials, EC S ection 6 0 0 0 2 req uires th e L E A to p rom ote th e inv olv em ent of p arents and oth er m em b ers of th e com m unity in th e selection of instructional m aterials, in ad d ition to th e sub stantial teach er inv olv em ent.
T h e p rim ary resource w h en selecting instructional m aterials is th e Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Kindergarten through Grade Eight ( Criteria) and is d iscussed in th e nex t section. T h e Criteria includ e com p reh ensiv e d escrip tions of effectiv e instructional p rog ram s th at are alig ned to th e CA CCS S for E L A / L iteracy and th e CA E L D S tand ard s and w ill b e th e b asis for th e 2 0 1 5 A d op tion of E ng lish L ang uag e A rts/ E ng lish L ang uag e D ev elop m ent Instructional Materials. T h e Criteria are a useful tool for L E A s cond ucting th eir ow n instructional m aterials ev aluations. A n ad d itional ev aluation resource th at can b e used to ensure th at all stud ents h av e access to h ig h q uality and w ell
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alig ned instructional m aterials is th e Toolkit for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials developed by Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement P artners ( 2 0 1 4 ) . Inform ation ab out th e toolk it, ad d itional g uid ance for ev aluating instructional m aterials for g rad es nine th roug h tw elv e, cond ucting th e social content rev iew , and inform ation reg ard ing sup p lem ental instructional m aterials are p rov id ed later in th is ch ap ter.
S tate- ad op ted instructional m aterials h elp teach ers to p resent and stud ents to learn th e content set forth in CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy, as modified pursuant to California EC S ection 6 0 6 0 5 . 1 0 ( ad d ed b y S enate B ill 1 2 0 0 , S tatutes of 2 0 1 2 ) and , w h ere ap p rop riate, th e inclusion of th e CA E L D S tand ard s, p ursuant to California EC S ection 6 0 2 0 7 ( c) .
T h e CA CCS S for E L A / L iteracy are com p rised of th ree m ain sections: a com p reh ensiv e E ng lish language arts/literacy K5 section and two content area-specific sections for grades 612 (one for E ng lish lang uag e arts and one for literacy in h istory / social stud ies, science, and tech nical sub j ects) . F or th is ad op tion of E ng lish lang uag e arts instructional m aterials, reference to th e CA CCS S for E L A / Literacy includes only the K5 English language arts/literacy and the 68 English language arts stand ard s ( CA CCS S for E L A ) .
T h ese criteria for ev aluating instructional m aterials are only for alig nm ent to th e CA CCS S for E L A for k ind erg arten th roug h g rad e eig h t. W h ile th ese instructional m aterials p rov id e sup p ort and op p ortunities for teach ers of E ng lish lang uag e arts to w ork collab orativ ely w ith oth er content- area teach ers to d ev elop stud ent literacy , th ey are not intend ed to rep lace content- b ased instructional m aterials. G uid ance to assist local ed ucational ag encies in selecting stand ard s- alig ned instructional m aterials for g rad es nine th roug h tw elv e are d iscussed later in th is ch ap ter. T h e stand ard s for L iteracy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects in grades 612 will be addressed in other content- area instruction alth oug h th ere sh ould b e sup p ortiv e m aterials such as nov els, b iog rap h ies, essay s, and assistance on tex t structure and lang uag e in th e oth er d iscip lines. T h ese stand ard s m ay be viewed on pages 7989 in the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy (CDE 2013a, 79-89) (h ttp : / / w w w . cd e. ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/finalelaccssstandards.pdf ) .
T h is d ocum ent estab lish es criteria for ev aluating instructional m aterials for th e eig h t- y ear ad op tion cy cle b eg inning w ith th e ad op tion in 2 0 1 5 . T h ese criteria serv e as ev aluation g uid elines for th e statew id e ad op tion of E L A and E L D instructional m aterials for k ind erg arten th roug h g rad e eig h t, as