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2016 Instructional Quality Commission Goals

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

Instructional Quality Commission
An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

 

2016

Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission and Each of its Committees

Approved by the Commission on January 22, 2016

Executive Committee:
  1. Ensure every member of the Commission follows the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.

  2. Provide support for the revision 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).

  3. Provide support for the launch events and rollout plan of the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework and professional learning activities on the Mathematics Framework.

  4. Ensure that the Commission’s organization reflects the advisory needs of the State Board of Education (SBE).

  5. If funded, provide support for the 2017 History–Social Science Adoption of K–8 Instructional Materials and the development of the health framework.
Education Technology Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect education technology as it relates to enhancing student achievement.

  2. Support the implementation of the California Content Standards, Frameworks, and statewide assessments through effective use of education technology.

  3. Remain informed and provide guidance on the development of computer science standards.
English Language Art/English Language Development Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Continue to provide guidance and support for the implementation of the 2014 ELA/ELD Framework.

  2. Continue to participate in and support the launch events and rollout plan for the 2014 ELA/ELD Framework.

  3. Continue to support the implementation of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD standards, including emphasizing the difference between integrated and designated ELD instruction.

  4. Continue to provide guidance and support for the implementation of the recently adopted 2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials.
Health Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in health education and continue to support modifications in the health topic areas of the Science Framework.

    If funding is provided in the state budget for framework revisions/development and the ongoing work of the Instructional Quality Commission:

  2. Provide guidance and support for the development of the 2019 Health Education Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (Health Education Framework).

  3. Recommend to the State Board of Education the timeline for the development of the 2019 Health Education Framework and the application for the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee.
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Complete work on the History–Social Science Framework, including reporting to the State Board of Education (SBE) on comments received during the second 60-day field review. Support the publication and roll-out of the framework once it is adopted by the SBE.

  2. Begin work on the 2017 History–Social Science Adoption if that adoption is funded and scheduled.

  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in history–social science.
Mathematics Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed and provide guidance on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in mathematics.

  2. Become informed and address issues that impact the implementation of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

  3. Support professional learning activities related to the Mathematics Framework, assessment, and instructional strategies which support the implementation of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, and professional learning for Physical Education.
Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Continue the revision of the 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (Science Framework).

  2. Recommend to the State Board of Education the final draft of the 2016 Science Framework.

  3. Continue to provide guidance and support for the implementation of the 2016 Science Framework, including the final edits and revisions, and publication.

  4. Provide guidance and support for the implementation of a roll-out plan for the 2016 Science Framework.

  5. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in science education, including the CA-NGSS, the CCSS strand for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, and the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
Visual and Performing Arts Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on 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.

  2. Remain informed on and provide recommendations on the National Core Arts Standards, available online at National Core Arts Standards External link opens in new window or tab..
World Language Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in world language education.

  2. Become informed on student attainment of and support programs that provide pathways to the California seal of biliteracy through the implementation of all California content standards and the World Language Curriculum Framework.

  3. Remain information and provide recommendation and updates on the World Language Content standards.
Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Accountability:
  1. Remained informed and provide feedback to the SBE on the implementation of the new standards-based assessments and statewide assessment and accountability system.

  2. Ensure that the new assessments are reflected in curriculum and instructional materials

Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 17, 2019
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