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Timeline For Science Framework Update

Timeline for Update of the Science Framework for California Public Schools.

Effective 7/28/2009

Approved by the State Board of Education July 9, 2008

Event Schedule

Curriculum Commission action on update plan, timeline, and Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee (CFCC) application

May 15-16, 2008

State Board of Education (SBE) action on update plan, timeline, and CFCC application

July 9-10, 2008

Recruitment of CFCC members (at least 90 days per CCR 5 Section 9513)

August 2008 –

November, 2008

Focus Groups meet to solicit public input on the framework update that will be forwarded to the Curriculum Commission and SBE. Meetings will be held at various County Offices of Education throughout the State. Specific dates to be determined:

  • October 23, 2008 - Riverside County Office of Education
  • October 24, 2008 - Orange County Office of Education
  • October 27, 2008 - San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • October 28, 2008 - Alameda County Office of Education

October 2008

Curriculum Commission action on CFCC applications (recommendations to be forwarded to SBE for appointment). Commission also reviews scholarly input, Focus Group input on the framework and statutory requirements and recommendations.

January 28-30, 2009

SBE action on CFCC recommendations and Focus Group input

March 11-12, 2009

CFCC meets approximately every four weeks, for a total of five meetings to draft framework. Contracted framework writer to attend CFCC meetings and develop first drafts.

  • June 18-19, 2009
  • July 30-31, 2009
  • August 26-27, 2009
  • October 1-2, 2009
  • October 29-30, 2009

June-October, 2009

Curriculum Commission action to approve draft Framework for field review

January 20-22, 2010

Required 60-day field review of draft Framework (required by CCR 5 Section 9515)

January – March, 2010

Curriculum Commission meets to analyze field review results and revise draft framework

April 12, 2010

(extra meeting)

Curriculum Commission action on draft framework, includes public hearing and recommendation to SBE

May 20-21, 2010

Required 60-day public review and comment on Curriculum Commission’s recommended framework (CCR 5 Section 9515)

June – August 2010

SBE action on draft framework. SBE receives Curriculum Commission recommendations and holds public hearing before taking action.

September 8-9, 2010

Document Preparation

Winter 2010

Soonest that adoption can take place (30 month rule reduced to about 24 months)

November 2012

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | | 916-319-0881
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