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Schedule of Significant Events

Schedule of Significant Events for the the 2016 Revision of the Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
Event Schedule

State Board of Education (SBE) Approved CA NGSS, K–12

September 4, 2013

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 300 into law

October 2, 2013

Focus Group recruitment letter and application distributed to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), scientists and stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education

October 2013

Recruitment of Focus Group members, pursuant 5 CCR, §9511(c) and Education Code Section 44013(a)

October–December 2013

SBE action on middle grades learning progressions

November 6–7, 2013

Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) Approves Schedule of Significant Events, Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) Application

November 21–22, 2013

Superintendent appoints Focus Group members

December 2013

SBE action on a timeline and CFCC application form

January 15–16, 2014

CFCC recruitment letter and application published/released online for LEAs, Science stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education

January 2014

Focus Group Meeting Locations, pursuant to 5 CCR, §9511(c):

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10 a.m.–noon
  • San Diego County Office of Education Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5–7 p.m.
  • Orange County Department of Education, Friday, January 31, 2014, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Video Conference Included (Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura)
  • CDE, Sacramento Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4–6 p.m.
    Video Conference Included (Siskiyou, Shasta, Humboldt)
  • Fresno County Office of Education Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4–6 p.m.

January–February 2014

Recruitment of CFCC members (at least 90 days pursuant to 5 CCR, §9513)

January–April 2014

IQC meets, establishes Science Subject Matter Committee (Science SMC), reviews Focus Group Report, and recommends CFCC members and guidance for revision of the framework to the SBE

May 15–16, 2014

SBE appoints CFCC members, receives Focus Group Report, and approves guidance for revision of the framework

July 9–10, 2014

CFCC meets, six 2-day meetings in Sacramento, to develop draft Science Framework

The CFCC meetings are schedule for the following dates:

  • September 9–10, 2014
  • October 9–10,2014
  • November 5–6, 2014 @ 900 N Street
  • December 11–12,2014
  • January 22–23,2015
  • February 26–27, 2015 

September 2014–February 2015

Science SMC reviews draft Science Framework in preparation for full IQC review

Early April 2015

IQC approves draft Science Framework for initial 60-day public review period

May 2015

60-day public review period prior to IQC recommendation to SBE, pursuant to 5 CCR, §9515(a)(3)

June–July 2015

Science SMC reviews public review results and staff recommendations for edits to draft Science Framework

August 2015

IQC analyzes public review results and revises draft Science Framework, approves draft Science Framework for second 60-day public review period

September 2015

Required 60-day public review and comment on IQC’s recommended Science Framework Section §95159(c)

October–November 2015

SBE action on IQC’s recommended Science Framework includes public hearing

January 31, 2016
Statutory Deadline
Per SB 300

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division | Scienceframework@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
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