California - Content Standards: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
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California updated the English Language Arts standards in 2013. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards adopted in 2010.


Senate Bill 1200, Statutes of 2012, provided for an update of the California Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy).

The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy were modified on March 13, 2013, following the recommendation of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, to include the addition of the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and technical changes.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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