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Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Materials

Information on all subject areas.

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, 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.

Note: Assembly Bill X4 2 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session) signed on July 28, 2009, suspended the process and procedures for adopting instructional materials, including framework revisions, until the 2013-14 school year. Senate Bill 70 (Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2011) extended that suspension until the 2015-16 school year.

Curriculum Frameworks

Instructional Materials

  1. Instructional Materials Frequently Asked Questions
    Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding instructional materials, funding, sufficiency and Williams settlement.
  2. Liability for Lost or Damaged Instructional Materials
    Information from California Education Code (EC) regarding damaged to student-issued instructional materials.
  3. Recent Legislation Regarding Instructional Materials
    Information regarding recently approved legislation pertaining to instructional materials.
  4. Price List Search and Adopted Materials Publisher Information
  5. Social Content Review
    Reviewed and approved instructional materials.
  6. The Value of Reading Braille (PDF)
  7. Media Guide - Instructional Material Ordering and Distribution System (IMODS)
    Online ordering systems for Braille, Large Print, Audiobooks, ASL Videobooks, and APH products.
  8. Listing of Learning Resource Display Centers (LRDC's)
  9. Funding for Instructional Materials
  10. Instructional Materials Sufficiency
    Requirements associated with the Williams settlement for instructional materials sufficiency.
  11. Instructional Materials Adoptions General Information
    Adoption process, schedule, piloting, and other information.
  12. Instructional Materials Evaluation and Adoption Process - CalEdFacts
  13. Free List Procedures and Marketing Practices
  14. 2010 Follow-Up Adoptions (Suspended 28-Jul-2009)
    Note: Assembly Bill X4 2 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session) signed on July 28, 2009, suspended the process and procedures for adopting instructional materials, including framework revisions, until the 2013-14 school year. Senate Bill 70 (Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2011) extended that suspension until the 2015-16 school year.
  15. Supplemental Instructional Materials Review
    The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has invited publishers of state-adopted programs in mathematics and language arts to submit supplemental instructional materials that bridge the gap between their existing programs and the Common Core State Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.
  16. Senate Bill 48 FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions related to the implementation of Senate Bill 48 (Chapter 81 of the Statutes of 2011).

Additional Resources

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
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