Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards Corresponding to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards

Many states have begun the process of developing or adapting English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards to align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

This need stems not only from a desire to ensure that all students receive the rigorous and systematic education they need to graduate from high school as college and career ready, but also because states must have ELP standards aligned to college and career readiness standards as a requirement to receive an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has coordinated the development of a framework to assist states with this work. The goal of the English Language Proficiency Development (ELPD) Framework, hereafter referred to as the “Framework,” is to provide guidance to states on how to use the expectations of the CCSS and NGSS as tools for the creation and evaluation of ELP standards.