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English Language Arts/ English Language Development Framework Update. Accountability Leadership Institute Burlingame, CA December 9, 2013 Presenters: Tom Adams, Kristen Cruz Allen, and Cynthia Gunderson - California Department of Education. General Purpose of Frameworks. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework UpdateAccountability Leadership InstituteBurlingame, CADecember 9, 2013

Presenters: Tom Adams, Kristen Cruz Allen, and Cynthia Gunderson - California Department of Education

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONTom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public InstructionTOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction1General Purpose of FrameworksProvide support for teachers and guidelines for educational programsGuidance to school districts in the development of local curriculumDirection to publishers for the development of instructional materialsGuidelines for local selection of instructional resources (Grades 912)Reflect current and confirmed researchGuidance for teacher professional development programs, in-service, pre-service and teacher licensing standards

TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction2TOMWe are here to give an update on the English Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Framework (or ELA/ELD Framework). Before getting into the details about this specific framework, we wanted to present a bit of background. Frameworks serve several purposes, and are an essential resource for all stakeholders in California:One purpose is to provide support for teachers and administrators as you develop your local educational programs and deliver the curriculum. Another key purpose is to give direction to publishers as they develop instructional materials for state adoption for grades K8. This is done through the criteria for the evaluation of instructional materials included in each framework for which there is a statewide instructional materials adoption.In 2009, as part of the budget flexibility language, the development of frameworks and instructional materials was suspended. It wasnt until some legislation was passed in 2011 (AB 250 by Brownley) that allowed us to start the process for the development and adoption of curriculum frameworks aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to assist with implementation. And most recently, SB 201 (Lui) which outlines the adoption of instructional resources for ELA/ELD by November 2015.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEnglish Language Arts/English Language Development FrameworkDevelopment ProcessThis chart shows the major steps of the curriculum framework development process.All meetings are open to the public.3TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction3TOMHeres the process chart , we have just finished box 5. Well talk about some of the steps in a little more detail during the presentation. However, we are on the cusp of one of the most important steps in the process field review (Step 6). The draft was presented to the ELA/ELD SMC and IQC on November 2122. As we speak, the revised draft based on their recommended edits is being prepared for posting, hopefully by the end of this week. The IQC will conduct the first 60-day field review in mid-December 2013 through mid-February 2014. It is during the field review that you, and other stakeholders and members of the public, have an opportunity to submit comments and suggested edits.The ELA/ELD SMC and IQC will again meet in March to review the suggested revisions from the field and make additional edits. This revised draft will then be posted for the second 60-day field review in May and June. Following that, the document will be prepared to present to the SBE in July 2014 for adoption. Focus Group MeetingsPurpose is to gather input on revision of framework (CCR Title 5 requirement)Four meetings, open to the public, held MayJune 2012All focus group members current educators Focus Group Report used to develop guidelines for work of the framework committee

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf/4TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction4TOMLets look at some of the details that lead up to this draft framework. Before a revised framework could be developed, direction was needed. The Focus Group meetings are critical opportunities to receive input and suggestions from educators and public stakeholders from around the state. The process began in mid-May through early June in 2012, four focus group meetings were held throughout the state. At each location, about 15 educators were appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to participate in the guided conversation. All meetings were open for public input, and written comments were also encouraged.All the input received was collated into a Focus Group Report. The report included written and oral comments, as well as some of the identified research and resources related to the CCSS for ELA, English language development, and best teaching practices. A link to the report is on the slide.

Guidelines for 2014 Revision of the ELA/ELD FrameworkBased on input from the focus group meetings, written comments received, and statutory requirementsReviewed and recommended by the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) in September, and approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) in NovemberELA/ELD CFCC members develop the framework based on the CFCC Guidelines

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf/elaeldfwguidelines.asp

5TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction5TOMBased on the focus group report, written comments, and relevant statutory requirement, the draft CFCC Guidelines for the Revision of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework was developed.In the summer of 2012, members of the ELA/ELD Subject Matter Committee (a subgroup of the IQC) held informational meetings and finalized the draft guidelines.In September, the ELA/ELD SMC and IQC met, made some additional edits, and forwarded a final draft of the guidelines to the SBE for consideration.On November 7, 2012, the SBE approved the guidelines as presented.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria CommitteeOver 125 applications received between JuneAugust 201220 members appointed by SBE in November 2012Teachers: 4 Elementary teachers, 4 middle school teachers; 5 high school teachersOthers: 5 county educators, 1 university professor, 1 self-employed consultant

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf/elaeladcfccapplicants.asp

6TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction6TOM During the same time the focus groups were being held, the CDE was soliciting for members to serve on the CFCC.Current regulations call for the CFCC to be composed of between 920 members, with a majority of those members still in the classroom.In addition, at least one of the members must have expertise working with English learners and one with students with special needs. Also, the appointments must include a content expert in reading/language arts.As you can see from the slide, over 125 applications were received, and the IQC recommended, and the SBE approved, the appointment of 20 members. Almost all of the members had English learner experience, a high number had experience working with students with special needs, and a high percentage are considered content experts. Of the 20 selected members, 13 are classroom teachers.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria CommitteeCo-Chairs: Becky Sullivan and Martha HernandezWriters: Nancy Brynelson and Hallie Yopp Slowik from the Center for the Advancement of ReadingWriters: Pam Spycher, Rachel Lagunoff, Marcia Kosanovich, Sarah Feldman, Dona Minders, and Sharen Bertrando from WestEd7TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction7TOMTwo of the members were also appointed to serve as Co-Chairs. The rationale for co-chairs was to provide leadership for both ELA content and ELD content and support for the work of the CFCC.In addition to the expertise of the members of the ELA/ELD CFCC, over the last year and a half our contracted writers have been gathering research, crafting the framework outline, and writing draft chapters Nancy Brynelson and Hallie Yopp Slowik from the Center for the Advancement of Reading and Pam Spycher from WestEd, (who was one of the primary writers of the new CA ELD standards). We were able to tap into some additional experts from WestEd including Rachel Langunoff, Marcia Kosanovich, Sarah Feldman, Dona Minders, and Sharen Bertrando.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria CommitteeMeeting Dates in 2013February 28March 1March 2728May 3031June 2728July 2526September 2627

All meetings held at the CDE Office in Sacramento8TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction8TOMAs you can see, the committee met five times, with the last meeting held at the end of September 2013.All meetings were held at the CDE office in Sacramento and open to the public.I am going to turn it over to Kristen to talk a little bit more about some of the key organizational issues and topics that have guided the content of the draft chapters in the framework. [Kristen takes over.]Organization and ContentELA/ELD FrameworkBased on the guidelines and other frameworksDynamic documentFocus on key themes of CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy standards in grade spans and individual grade levels Integration of CA ELD StandardsChapters on professional learning and support, 21st century learning and technology, equity and access, assessment, and criteria for evaluating instructional materials

9TOM TORLAKSONState Superintendent of Public Instruction9KRISTENAs we noted earlier, the guidelines for the revision of the ELA/ELD framework were essential in helping to steer the writers, and the CFCC members, toward what content to include. In addition, previous frameworks, the newly adopted Mathematics Framework, the CA ELD Standards, as well as the 2007 Reading/Language Arts Framework have been used for background and model language. One goal for this new framework is to craft a dynamic or living document that has some ability to be updated or kept current, while still going

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