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Curriculum Frameworks and Content Standards

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.


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.

Common Core State Standards (Outside Source)

English-Language Arts




Career Technical Education, Adopted May 2005

English Language Development, English Version

English Language Development, Spanish Version

Health Education Content Standards March 2008

History-Social Science, Adopted October 1998

Physical Education Model Content Standards, Adopted Jan-2005

Science, Adopted October 1998

Visual and Performing Arts, Adopted January 2001

World Language, Adopted January 2009