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Updated History-Social Science Framework Timeline

This is the schedule of events for the updates of the History-Social Science Framework.

Approved by the State Board of Education on March 12, 2008; Updated on November 5, 2008; Updated on September 3, 2014; Updated on May 7, 2015

Event Schedule
Curriculum Commission takes action on update plan, timeline, and Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) application
January 24-25, 2008
State Board of Education (SBE) takes action on update plan, timeline, and CFCC application
March 12-13, 2008
Recruitment of CFCC members (at least 90 days per CCR 9513)
March 20, 2008–September 3, 2008

Focus Groups held to solicit public input on the framework update

  • Bay Area
  • Sacramento
  • Los Angeles Area
  • San Diego Area
May–June 2008
Curriculum Commission reviews applications and makes recommendations on CFCC members
September 24-26, 2008
SBE action on CFCC recommendations
November 5-6, 2008
CFCC meets approximately every four weeks, for a total of five meetings to draft framework

February 5-6, 2009
March 4-5, 2009
April 2-3, 2009
April 30-May 1, 2009
June 4-5, 2009

Work on draft suspended pursuant to Assembly Bill X4 2
July 2009
Work on draft resumes pursuant to Senate Bill 1540
July 2014

Instructional Quality Commission approves draft Framework for field review

September 17–18, 2014
60-day field review of draft Framework (required by CCR 9515)
September–November 2014
History-Social Science SMC meets to consider non-grade level chapters
May 8, 2015
Instructional Quality Commission analyzes field review results and revises draft framework
July–October 2015*
History-Social Science SMC meets to consider grade level chapters
October 9, 2015
Instructional Quality Commission holds hearings and takes action on draft framework/sends recommendation to SBE
November 19–20, 2015*
Required 60-day period for public review and comment on Instructional Quality Commission’s recommended framework (CCR 9515)
January–February 2016
SBE receives Instructional Quality Commission recommendation, holds public hearing and acts on draft framework
May 2016
Document Preparation
Summer 2016
Final Publication
Winter 2016

*Pending funding of the Instructional Quality Commission.

Questions:   Kenneth McDonald | KMcDonal@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0447
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 11, 2015

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