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2012 Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission

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State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission
An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

2012
Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission and each of its Committees


Executive Committee:
  1. Update the Handbook on the Organization and Operation of the Commission.

  2. Ensure every member of the Commission follows the Bagley-Keane Open Meeting Act.

  3. Provide support for the development of curriculum frameworks in mathematics and English language arts/English language development, and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Education Technology Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect education technology as it relates to enhancing student achievement.

  2. Support the Implementation of the CCSS through effective use of education technology.
English Language Art/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Begin preparatory work for the update of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) including:

  2. Review timeline and the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) application recommended to the State Board of Education (SBE).

  3. Attend each of the four Focus Group meetings in May/June 2012 (at least one committee member present).

  4. Recruit and recommend to the SBE members for the CFCC.

  5. Review information from the CDE Panel of Experts about the update, revision, and alignment of the state’s current English Language Development (ELD) standards to the CCSS for English Language Arts.

  6. Review the report of the ELA/ELD Focus Group meetings and recommend to the SBE guidelines for the CFCC revision of the ELA/ELD Framework.

  7. Consult with other content Subject Matter Committees on the revision of the ELA/ELD Framework, with focus on the integration of the reading and writing Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
Health Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in health education.

  2. Support the implementation of the CCSS for ELA, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in history–social science, especially insofar as they could affect the future development of the History–Social Science Framework.

  2. Remain informed on resources to support history–social science teachers in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and advise the English Language Arts/English Language Development Subject Matter Committee on the development of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework, particularly regarding the Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
Mathematics Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Provide guidance and support for the 2013 revision of the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

  2. Recommend to the SBE guidelines to inform the work of the CFCC.

  3. Recommend CFCC applicants for appointment by the SBE.

  4. Support the implementation of the CCSS for Mathematics.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, and professional development for Physical Education.
Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in science education, including the NGSS, the CCSS strand for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, and the EEI.
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in the visual and performing arts.
World Language Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in world language education.
Ad Hoc Committee on the Implementation of the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials related to the CCSS.

  2. Become informed and provide feedback on issues on curriculum, assessment, including SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), instruction, and accountability.

  3. Become informed and provide feedback on professional development, including the CCSS stand on Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technology, and Response to Instruction and Intervention (Rti2).

  4. Become informed and provide feedback on instructional materials, including supplemental materials for CCSS to prepare students for college and career readiness.
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