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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)

The CDE and the State Board of Education are recruiting applicants for the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) to assist with the revision of the Health Education Framework.

CFCC Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m., December 15, 2016.

Focus Groups

The CDE will convene four focus group meetings to provide input on the revision of the Health Education Framework. The meetings are open to the public and there will be an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.

The Focus Group application period is closed. A List of Focus Group members will be posted here once they have been appointed.

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Please note that the 2003 Health Framework is no longer current.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 | healtheducationframework@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 16, 2016
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