Application Letter for IQC Member
INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY COMMISSIONAn Advisory Body to the California State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
For Immediate Release
August 5, 2022
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE
2023 INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY COMMISSION
The California State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications for five appointments from currently practicing teachers and/or education leaders with experience and expertise in the subject matter fields including, but not limited to, English language arts/English language development, health/physical education, mathematics, and science, to serve on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC).
As defined in Education Code (EC) Section 33530 (amended 2015), 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 kindergarten through grade twelve.
EC Section 60204 (amended 2011) 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, 2023, and ending December 31, 2026, and will not be eligible to serve more than one full term. Additional information about the IQC is available on the CDE IQC webpage at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cd/.
Frequency of Meetings
The IQC typically holds six two-day meetings per 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 standards, frameworks, and/or instructional materials to be submitted for adoption in California in 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026.
IQC meetings may be held either as an audio/video teleconference or an in-person meeting at the CDE and will be accompanied by a live webcast. If held in person, the SBE Board Room, in the CDE, may be closed to the public, consistent with state and local public health orders. Details regarding access to the meeting and guidelines for public comment will be posted on each meeting’s agenda notice.
Travel, Lodging, and Other Expenses
Commissioners serve without pay. All authorized travel costs related to IQC meetings (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals) are reimbursed in accordance with state regulations, with the exception of airfare, which is directly paid by the CDE.
The application is available on the SBE Application Information webpage at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/ab/.
Please note that the application requests that applicants email a current résumé or brief curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to the IQC mailbox at email@example.com. 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/them well and is able to comment on his/her/their qualifications for the position. A single PDF of the application that includes a résumé, and two letters of recommendation is preferred.
The application, along with a current résumé and two letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022, in order to be considered for appointment. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
For additional information, please contact the IQC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 916-319-0881.