Curriculum FrameworksGuidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
2016 Revision of the Science Framework
SB300 (Chapter 480, Statutes of 2013) calls for the revision of the Science Framework to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Draft Science Framework
The second 60-day public comment period for the draft CA Science Framework (June 2016 version) closed on August 29, 2016. All comments received during the second 60-day review period were submitted to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) for their consideration. The IQC reviewed the public comments at their meetings on September 22, 2016 and October 14, 2016 and forwarded their recommended changes to the State Board of Education (SBE) for consideration. On November 3, 2016, the SBE adopted the CA Science Framework with IQC recommended edits. We anticipate a prepublication version of the CA Science Framework to be posted in early January 2017 and the publication version of the CA Science Framework to be available by July 2017
- Timeline for Revision
The State Board of Education (SBE) approved the timeline for the 2016 Revision of the Science Framework at its November 2015 meeting.
- Science Framework Development Process
This chart lists the major steps in the development of the Science Framework.
- Science Focus Group Report (DOC)
A summary of oral comments received at the Science Focus Group Meetings and compilation of written comments received in January and February 2014 regarding the 2016 revision of the Science Framework.
- Science Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) List
The SBE appointed 20 members to the Science CFCC at its July 9-10, 2014, meeting.
Science Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) Meetings
Public meeting notices and agendas of the Science CFCC meetings.
- Guidelines | DOC
At its July 9–10, 2014, meeting, the SBE approved the guidelines for the 2016 revision for the Science Framework and at its July 8-9, 2015, meeting, the SBE modified guideline 1S.
California Science Framework
- Science Framework (PDF; 4MB)
For California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2003).
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