Last updated: September 19, 2014
Applications Invited for Appointment to the Instructional
This is your opportunity to apply for a state-level role
in the development of the new Science Curriculum Framework
to support the implementation of NGSS!
The State Board of Education (SBE) is requesting applications
from currently practicing teachers with teaching experience
and expertise in science, history–social science,
world languages and/or health for appointment to the Instructional
Quality Commission (IQC). The deadline for submittal
of applications is 5:00 p.m. October 20, 2014.
The IQC, formerly known as the Curriculum Development and
Supplemental Materials Commission, consists of 18 members.
At any one time, at least seven of the public members are
current classroom teachers, or mentor teachers, or both, who
are assigned to teach in grades K–12.
for more information and to apply today.
About Curriculum Frameworks
"Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing
the content standards adopted by the State Board of Education
(SBE). Frameworks are developed by the Instructional Quality
Commission (IQC), formerly known as the Curriculum Development
and Supplemental Materials Commission, which also reviews
and recommends textbooks and other instructional materials
to be adopted by the SBE. " (Source: California
Department of Education, retrieved November 17, 2013)
Standards are often referred to as the "what" students
should learn and be able to do, the curriculum framework is
the document that provides the "how."
New Science Curriculum Framework for California
California is embarking on a revision of the Science
Curriculum Framework to support the implementation of
the California Next Generation Science Standards adopted by
the State Board of Education in 2013.
Science Curriculum Framework Resources and Links
Science Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee
The CFCC will play a significant role in the revision of
the Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten
Through Grade Twelve (Science Framework). The Science Framework
will be revised to incorporate and support the Next
Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools,
Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS), adopted by
the SBE in September 2013, and to reflect current research
in science instruction. The CFCC provides input into the initial
draft of the revised framework in accordance with guidelines
approved by the SBE.
CFCC members include single-subject and multi-subject credentialed
teachers; college and university personnel representing academic
departments and schools of education; and representatives
of citizen groups, educational organizations, industry, or
other agencies. The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC),
which serves as an advisory body to the SBE, recommends applicants
for the CFCC to the SBE. CFCC members will be required to
come the meetings having read and responded to draft chapters
of the framework, provide additional input and resources for
the chapters, and in some cases they may be called upon to
provide text for the chapters as well. Members of the CFCC
will be appointed by the State Board of Education at their
July 10-11, 2014 meeting.
The meetings of the CFCC will take place in Sacramento
at the California Department of Education (1430 N
Street, Sacramento, CA)
September 9–10, 2014
November 5–6, 2014*
February 26–27, 2015
If you would like to provide input but are not able to attend
a meeting in person, you may send your comments via email
*The November CFCC meeting will take place at the State Library
located at 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA.
Visit the CDE Curriculum Frameworks Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/cf/
for the most current information.