Invitation for IQC Appointment
Applications Invited for Appointment to the
Instructional Quality Commission
August 23, 2017
The State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications for four appointments from currently practicing teachers and/or leaders with experience and expertise in special education, elementary grades, mathematics, and/or ethnic studies to serve on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC). The deadline for submittal of the application and all requested supporting documents is noon on Friday, October 13, 2017.
As defined in Education Code Section 33530 (amended 1989), the IQC consists of 18 members, 13 of whom are appointed by the SBE upon the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or the members of the SBE. At any one time, at least seven of the public members must be current classroom teachers, or mentor teachers, or both, who are assigned to teach in grades K–12.
Education Code Section 60204 (amended 2009) defines the duties of the IQC. The IQC is responsible for advising the SBE on matters related to curriculum and instruction. The IQC (1) develops and recommends curriculum frameworks; (2) develops and recommends criteria for evaluating instructional materials submitted for adoption; (3) evaluates instructional materials that have been submitted by publishers and makes recommendations to adopt or reject each submission; (4) recommends policies and activities to the SBE, the California Department of Education (CDE), and local educational agencies regarding curriculum and instruction; and (5) advises and makes recommendations to the SBE on implementing the state’s academic content standards. California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Sections 9511 and 9512 require the SBE to appoint separate committees to assist the IQC in developing curriculum frameworks, developing evaluation criteria for instructional materials, and reviewing instructional materials.
Term of Office
Commissioners serve for four calendar years beginning January 1, 2018, and shall not be eligible to serve more than one full term. Additional information about the IQC may be found on the IQC Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cd/].
Frequency of Meetings
The IQC holds six two-day meetings a year (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Additional IQC and Subject Matter Committee (sub-committee of the IQC) meetings may also be scheduled if needed. All of these meetings require preparation time. Commissioners may be called upon to make an additional commitment of 10–12 days to participate in the review of instructional materials submitted for adoption in California in 2018 and 2020.
Travel, Lodging, and Other Expenses
Commissioners serve without pay and are reimbursed for authorized travel costs according to established SBE procedures. Commissioners will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses related to IQC meetings only, at the same rate applicable for California Department of Education employees. No reimbursement is made for other activities.
The online application form can be found on the SBE Application Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/ab/].
Please note that the online application form requests that applicants upload a current résumé. In addition, all applicants must e-mail two letters of recommendation to the IQC mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the letters must come from the applicant’s employer (if applicable), and the other should come from someone (not related to the applicant) who knows him/her well and is able to comment on his/her qualifications for the position.
The online application form with a current résumé uploaded and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by noon on Friday, October 13, 2017 in order to be considered for appointment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions or additional information regarding the IQC, please contact Stephanie Gregson by telephone at 916-319-0881 or by e-mail at SGregson@cde.ca.gov.