Science FrameworkThe State Board of Education adopted the Science Framework on November 3, 2016. Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers, to support implementing California content standards.
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).
- Science Framework: Adopted by the State Board of Education
The Science curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on November 3, 2016.
- Executive Summary of the Science Framework
The executive summary highlights essential information and guidance in the framework and is intended to introduce the reader to the wealth of content and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians it provides.
Overview Brochures (PDF)[Link no longer available]
These three brochures for parents/guardians provide an overview of the major instructional shifts and new features of the framework.
- K–2 (PDF)
- K–2- Printable
3-5 (PDF)[Link no longer available]
- 3-5- Printable
- 6–8 (PDF)
- 6–8 - Printable
- 9–12 (PDF)
- 9–12- Printable
- 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 (PDF)
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.
- 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
For California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade
*To order a copy of this framework please contact CDE Press
Questions: Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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