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Revision of the Mathematics Framework

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

January 18, 2012

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, Learning Resource Display Centers, and Interested Individuals and Organizations:

RECRUITING CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK AND EVALUATION CRITERIA
COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE REVISION OF THE MATHEMATICS
FRAMEWORK FOR CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH
GRADE TWELVE

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) are pleased to announce that they are recruiting applicants for the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) to assist with the revision of the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework). The Mathematics Framework will be revised to incorporate and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, adopted by the SBE in August 2010, and to reflect recent research on effective mathematics instruction and current statutes.

Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2012. The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) will submit a list of recommended applicants to the SBE for appointment in July 2012.

The CFCC will meet up to six times to conduct the work of revising the Mathematics Framework. The meetings have been tentatively scheduled for the following dates: September 6–7, 2012; October 4–5, 2012; November 1–2, 2012; December 6–7, 2012; January 16–17, 2013; and February 13–14, 2013. All CFCC meetings will be public and take place in Sacramento. The CFCC will work with the framework writers and CDE staff to develop a draft Mathematics Framework that will be submitted to the IQC for field review in March 2013. The SBE will take final action on the Mathematics Framework in November 2013.

The CFCC will include between 9 and 20 members who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, mathematical content knowledge, and grade-level experience. Please note that there is no stipend for service on the CFCC, but reimbursements for travel costs will be provided by the CDE. Unfortunately, the CDE cannot provide reimbursements for substitute costs.

The application process uses an online application posted on the CDE Mathematics Curriculum Framework Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/. The deadline for submission of applications is April 18, 2012. Please forward this information to any and all qualified candidates in your schools or organizations who might be interested in serving on the CFCC.

I encourage you to help us recruit qualified applicants for this important work. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in disseminating this information.

If you have any questions regarding the CFCC or the framework revision process, please contact Deborah Franklin, Education Programs Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, by phone at 916-319-0442 or by e-mail at dfrankli@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

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cc: Michael Kirst, President, State Board of Education
Sue Burr, Executive Director, State Board of Education

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