CDE Educational OptionsOffice
Click on “Independent Study” for a variety of updated and useful resources.
Professional development for PreK-12 educators
California High School Exit Exam
Contains Teacher Guides for both Math and English-Language Arts (with sample questions matched with state standards), and representative sample questions
State Content Standards
Contains State Content Standards by grade level for English-Language Arts, Math, History-Social Science, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts
Common Core State Standards
Information and resources about the new academic content standards.
Charter Schools Offices
Laws and regulations, contacts, resources, and other link.
Official California Legislative Information
California Learning Resource Network
For “Bill Information” and “California Law” (access to the entire California Education Code
“CLRN provides educators with a "one-stop" resource for critical information needed for the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the state academic content standards and linked to model lesson plans” (note NO “www”)
Testing & Accountability
See for CDE updates on API, APR, AYP, and ASAM.
Your Legislature Contact information for your Senator and Assembly Member
Just type in your zip code
A-g Guide, University of California (UC) Policy on Non-Classroom-Based Independent Study Schools
The policy that governs the instructional conditions under which “non-site-based Independent study schools” are eligible to establish and maintain a-g course lists for UC and California State University admissions.
Adult Education Office
Independent study consultants in the Adult Education office are:
- Vicki Prater,
- Mindi Yates,
Adult Education Handbook for California
(2005—pre-flex version) Independent study is on pages 22 and 23.
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Article 30, School Regulations
Rules governing independent study programs/schools–Section 306, page 43.
Charter Schools Division
Resources for Educational Options Programs
Standards and Procedures for Audits of California K-12 Local Educational Agencies 2010-11