Instructional Quality Commission Goals
State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
Instructional Quality CommissionAn advisory body to the California State Board of Education
Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission and Each of its Committees
- Ensure every member of the Commission follows the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.
- Provide support for the development and implementation of curriculum frameworks in science and history–social science; and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (CA-NGSS).
- Provide support for the rollout of the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework and professional learning activities on the Mathematics Framework.
- Provide support for the 2015 ELA/ELD Adoption of K–8 Instructional Materials.
- Ensure that the Commission’s organization reflects the advisory needs of the State Board of Education (SBE).
Education Technology Committee
- Remain informed on issues that affect education technology as it relates to enhancing student achievement.
- Support the implementation of the CCSS, CA-NGSS, and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium through effective use of education technology.
English Language Art/English Language Development Subject Matter Committee
- Continue to provide guidance and support for the implementation of the 2014 ELAELD Framework, including the final edits and revisions, and publication.
- Continue to participate in and support the launch events and rollout plan for the 2014 ELA/ELD Framework.
- Support the continuing implementation of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD standards.
- Continue the work on the 2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption, including:
a. Recommend to the SBE the list of non-Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) member facilitators for approval
b. Participate in facilitator training and re-training sessions as scheduled in Los Angeles
c. Facilitate Session I or Session II, or both, reviewer training and deliberations activities in Los Angeles
d. Perform separate independent review of submitted program materials
e. Draft the final IQC Report of Findings for all programs to be recommended for adoption by the SBE
Health Subject Matter Committee
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in health education.
- Support the implementation of the CA CCSS for English Language Arts/Literacy, CA-NGSS, and Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee
- Continue work on the History–Social Science Framework.
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in history–social science.
Mathematics Subject Matter Committee
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in mathematics.
- Provide assistance during the editing process for the Mathematics Framework, as needed.
- Become informed as to the implications of the status of high school students who do not take three years of mathematics and their performance on the eleventh grade [Smarter Balanced mathematics] test.
- Support professional learning activities related to the Mathematics Framework.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, and professional learning for physical education.
Science Subject Matter Committee
- Continue the revision of the 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, including overseeing the completion of the work of the Science Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC), and conducting the first of two 60-day public reviews on the draft framework as required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 5.
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in science education, include the CA-NGSS, the CCSS strand for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, and the EEI.
- Become informed on the meaning of three-dimensional learning and its role in science instruction and incorporate it into the framework.
- Attend the Science CFCC meetings.
Visual and Performing Arts Subject Matter Committee
- Remain informed and provide recommendations on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in the visual and performing arts and other content areas, as appropriate.
- Remain informed and provide recommendations on national arts standards.
World Language Subject Matter Committee
- Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in world language and dual language/two-way immersion programs.
Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Accountability
- Remained informed and provide feedback to the SBE on the implementation of the new standards-based assessments and statewide assessment and accountability system.
- Ensure that the new assessments are reflected in curriculum and instructional materials.
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 28, 2023