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California State Professional Resources

California Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
Content standards and curriculum frameworks for K-12 are provided on this site.

California Preschool Learning Foundations
The California Preschool Learning Foundations were released in January, 2008. This site contains the foundations.

California Preschool Learning Foundations PowerPoint (.pps, 1.6MB)
Developed by CAR, this PowerPoint presentation provides a brief overview of the California Preschool Learning Foundations in language and literacy.

California Teacher Credential Examinations
This Commission on Teacher Credentialing site provides information about California teacher credentialing examinations, including CBEST, CSET, CTEL, and RICA.

2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption
This is a list of ELA/ELD programs adopted by State Board of Education on November 4, 2015.

RICA--Revised Content Specifications (.pdf, 332k)
The revised RICA Content Specifications are available here.

State of Education Addresses
This site provides links to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's annual address on the state of education in California.

Teaching Performance Assessment
This Commission on Teacher Credentialing site provides up-to-date information about California's Teaching Performance Assessment requirement of SB 2042.

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