Standards in World Language Education
World Languages Resources for K-12 Teachers and Parents
"The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language, modern or classical."
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS)
Core curriculum content standards describe what all students should
know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public education.
New Jersey World Languages Curriculum Framework
The New Jersey World Languages Curriculum Framework is a resource and guide for educational communities as they restructure their schools to align existing world language curricula with the Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century
National Standards in Foreign Language Education undertook the task of defining content standards -- what students should know and be able to do -- in foreign language education. Known as "The Five Cs", this document defines the curriculum content and the role of foreign language instruction in American education.
ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners
The Performance Guidelines were developed to help foreign language educators better understand the developmental path that second language learning takes when it occurs within a school setting.
Goals 2000 Educate America Act of 1994
An Act to improve learning and teaching by providing a national framework for education reform; to
promote the research, consensus building, and systemic changes needed to ensure equitable
educational opportunities and high levels of educational achievement for all students; to provide a
framework for reauthorization of all Federal education programs; to promote the development
and adoption of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certifications; and for other