Summary of Comments from Public Hearings on
Recommended Modifications to the Common Core State Standards
for Mathematics with California Additions and Model Courses
for Higher Mathematics
Pursuant to Senate Bill 1200 (Chapter 654, Statutes of 2012) the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) and the State Board of Education (SBE) held two public hearings on the SSPI’s “Recommended Modifications to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with California Additions and the Model Courses for Higher Mathematics.”
The public hearings were held at the California Department of Education (CDE) in Sacramento on Thursday, January 3, 2013, and at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) in Costa Mesa on Friday, January 4, 2013. Both public hearings were recorded, and a copy of the recordings is available at the SBE office.
SBE Member Patricia Rucker represented the SBE and Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division (CFIRD) Director Tom Adams represented the SSPI at the public hearing in Sacramento. Eight individuals attended the public hearing at the CDE, and seven provided public comment. Of the seven speakers, one speaker spoke in opposition to the recommendations. The other six speakers spoke in support of the recommendations.
SBE Member Ilene Straus represented the SBE and CFIRD Director Tom Adams represented the SSPI at the public hearing at the OCDE. Instructional Quality Commission Member Ed D’Souza, Chair of the Mathematics Subject Matter Committee, also attended the hearing. Twenty-two individuals attended the public hearing at the OCDE, and six individuals provided public comment. Of the six speakers, two spoke in opposition to the recommendations. The other four speakers spoke in support of the recommendations.
In addition to oral comments made at the two public hearings, a number of written comments were received as of January 7, 2013. Copies of the written comments are available for viewing at the SBE office.