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Computer Science Standards Timeline

Schedule of Significant Events for the 2018 Computer Science Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. Approved by the State Board of Education on January 17, 2017and revised July 6, 2017.
Event Schedule

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1539 into law

September 30, 2014

Focus Group recruitment letter and application distributed to local educational agencies (LEAs), stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education

September 2016

Recruitment of Focus Group members

September–October 2016

State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) appoints Focus Group members

October 2016

Focus Group Meeting Locations

  • California Department of Education, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4–6 p.m.

    Video Conference Included (Humboldt, San Joaquin, and Monterey County Offices of Education)
  • San Francisco County Office of Education, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 4–6 p.m.

  • San Diego County Office of Education, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4–6 p.m.

    Video Conference Included (Riverside County Office of Education and Orange County Department of Education)

November 2016

Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) approves Schedule of Significant Events, Standards Advisory Committee (SAC) Application

November 17–18, 2016

State Board of Education (SBE) action on a timeline and SAC application form

January 11–12, 2017

SAC recruitment letter and application published/released online for LEAs, stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education

January 2017

Recruitment of SAC members (at least 45 days)

January–March 2017

IQC reviews Focus Group Report and recommends SAC members and guidance for creation of Computer Science Standards to the SBE

May 18–19, 2017

SBE appoints SAC members, receives Focus Group Report, and approves guidance for the Computer Science Standards

July 12–13, 2017

SAC Meetings

The SAC meetings are schedule for the following dates:

  • September 25–26, 2017
  • October 23–24, 2017

  • November 14–15, 2017

  • January 22-23, 2018

September 2017–January 2018

IQC Education Technology Subject Matter Committee (SMC) reviews draft Computer Science Standards in preparation for full IQC review

March 2018

IQC and SSPI approve draft Computer Science Standards for initial 60-day public review period

March 2018

60-day public review period prior to IQC recommendation to SBE

April–June 2018

Education Technology SMC analyzes public review results and staff recommendations for edits to draft Computer Science Standards

July 2018

IQC and SSPI recommend draft Computer Science Standards to the SBE

July 2018

SBE action on IQC’s recommended Computer Science Standards includes public hearing

September 2018


This document reflects changes to the meeting dates of the CS SAC and the subsequent review periods; however the project end date remains unchanged.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 17, 2017