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Invitation for IQC Appointment

Applications Invited for Appointment to the
Instructional Quality Commission

August 20, 2018

The State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications for three appointments from currently practicing teachers and/or leaders with experience and expertise in history–social science, visual and performing arts, and world languages to serve on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC). The deadline for submittal of the application and all requested supporting documents is noon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

As defined in Education Code (EC) 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, mentor teachers, or both, who are assigned to teach in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.


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 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

Appointed Commissioners will serve for four calendar years, beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2022, and will not be eligible to serve more than one full term. Additional information about the IQC may be found on the CDE IQC web page [].

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 will 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 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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 CDE employees. No reimbursement is made for other activities.

Application Form

The online application form can be found on the SBE Application web page [].

Please note that the online application form requests that applicants upload a current résumé. In addition, all applicants must email two letters of recommendation to the IQC mailbox at 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.

Application Deadline

The online application form with a current résumé uploaded and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 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 email at

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Last Reviewed: Monday, August 20, 2018
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