State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
WARNING TO PARENTS:
Under "Local Control" Districts are no longer "REQUIRED" to offer Instruction that aligns with minimum State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks. Instructional time and subject content is left to the discretion of the individual classroom teacher/principal/district.
The CDE is "RECOMMENDING" that Districts continue to align instruction to minimum State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks in order for students to perform well on state tests and college boards; but California no longer "REQUIRES" alignment.
This is important because it means students may not receive instruction in all required chapters of the curriculum. For example an Algebra I Class. If the teacher cannot cover all the chapters, a student may still get an A in the class, but not be prepared for the entire Algebra I subject matter on the College Boards. No one will know until a student takes their College Board and scores poorly. By that time, it is to late to fix for that students's test scores for admission into college and may limit their ability to get into a selective four year college or university.