(Approved on March 21, 2013)
February 27, 2013
3 to 4 p.m.
Science Subject Matter Committee Vice Chair Lori Freiermuth called the meeting to order.
1. Welcome and Introductions (Information)
Commissioners, California Department of Education (CDE) staff, and public members present at the seven sites participating in the conference call identified themselves.
The following Commissioners participated:
The following CDE staff members were present at the CDE, Sacramento:
The following public members were present:
2. Update on Next Generation Science Standards (Information)
Phil Lafontaine, Director of the CDE Professional Leaning Support Division provided an update on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Following the presentation, Vice Chair Freiermuth called upon members of the Instructional Quality Commission (Commission) to ask questions which were subsequently addressed by Mr. Lafontaine. Members of the public present on the conference call asked brief questions regarding the NGSS.
Next, Diane Hernandez, Administrator of the CDE High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office, provided an update on the assessments in science. Following the presentation, Vice Chair Freiermuth called upon members of the Commission to ask questions which were subsequently addressed by Ms. Hernandez. Members of the public present on the conference call asked brief questions regarding the assessments in science.
No actions were taken by the committee.
3. Public Comment
Vice Chair Freiermuth adjourned the meeting.