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Legislation Regarding Instructional Materials

Information regarding recently approved legislation pertaining to instructional materials.

2011-2012

Instructional Materials Acquisitions

Senate Bill 509, by Senator Price, authorized school districts to purchase instructional materials for their neediest schools (Academic Performance Index ranked 1-3) without having to acquire new materials for the higher performing schools. A copy of the letter sent by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) notifying school districts of the passage of this bill is available at the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site. You may view the text of the bill on the
California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Supplemental Instructional Materials

Senate Bill 140, by Senator Lowenthal, authorized the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) to submit to the State Board of Education (SBE) a recommended list of supplemental mathematics and English language arts (ELA) instructional materials that bridge the gap between programs currently being used by local educational agencies and the Common Core State Standards. Additional information is available on the Supplemental Instructional Materials Review Web page. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

English Language Development Standards

Assembly Bill 124, by Assembly Member Fuentes, authorized the SSPI, in consultation with the SBE, to update, revise, and align the state’s current English Language Development standards by grade level to the state’s ELA standards by November 2012. Additional information is available on the English Language Development Standards Web page. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Curriculum Frameworks

Assembly Bill 250, by Assembly Member Brownley, authorized the development process of new curriculum frameworks for mathematics and ELA. Additional information regarding mathematics is available on the
Mathematics Curriculum Framework Web page. Additional information regarding ELA is available on the English Language Arts Curriculum Framework Web page. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

2009-2010

Technology-Based Instructional Materials

Senate Bill 247, by Senator Alquist, added to the allowable uses of Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program funds the purchase of electronically formatted instructional materials adopted by the SBE for kindergarten and grades one through eight and locally adopted for grades nine through twelve. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Technology-Based Instructional Materials

Assembly Bill 1398, by Assembly Member Blumenfield, revised the definition of technology-based instructional materials to include electronic equipment necessary to operate such materials when utilized by students and teachers as a learning resource; certain restrictions apply. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Obsolete Instructional Materials

Assembly Bill 487, by Assembly Member Brownley, revised laws regarding the disposition of surplus or undistributed obsolete instructional materials. You may view the text of the bill on the California Legislative Information Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

Flexibility Provisions

Assembly Bill X4 2 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session) 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. You may find previous correspondence regarding ABX4 2 and Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to instructional materials on the Summary of Budget Action Web page.

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