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Curriculum Frameworks

Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.

Health Education

2019 Revision of the Health Education Framework

The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education are commencing the revision process for the Health Education Framework. Information and updates concerning the revision of the Health Education Framework will be posted here.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC)

CFCC Recommended Applications

On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to recommend CFCC applicants to the State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE is scheduled to appoint members to the CFCC at its March 8–9, 2017, meeting.


Focus Groups

The CDE convened four focus group meetings in November 2016 to provide input on the revision of the Health Education Framework. The meetings were open to the public, and there was an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.

Health Framework California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2003) (PDF; 2MB)
Please note that the 2003 Health Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the Health Education Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008. In addition, the section on Family Living (pages 63-64) is inconsistent with the current state law. For current information on HIV/AIDS prevention education, see the Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction Web page.

Content Standards - Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (PDF; 1MB)
Adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008.

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Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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