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 Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education welcome your review and comments on the Draft Science Framework for California Public Schools. Second 60-day public review will be available for comment from June 28, 2016 to August 29, 2016. Please submit all comments to email@example.com. Comments may be submitted in any format, but if a commenter is seeking revisions to the draft it is recommended that the comment include the chapter, page, and line number(s), the text as it is currently written in the draft, and the exact language of the suggested change.
- 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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