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Instructional materials used in California public schools must comply with Education Code sections 60040-60045 and 60048 as well as the SBE guidelines in Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content (DOC) 2013 Edition. Abridged Version | DOC

These statutes and Board policies have been enacted so that instructional materials used in California:

  • Portray accurately and equitably the cultural and racial diversity of American society;
  • Demonstrate the contribution of minority groups and males and females to the development of California and the United States;
  • Emphasize people in varied, positive, and contributing roles in order to influence students' school experiences constructively; and
  • Do not contain inappropriate references to commercial brand names, products, and corporate or company logos.

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Although these instructional materials are not adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE), they have met the social content standards.

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Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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