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2017Instructional Quality Commission Meeting Goals

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

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

2017

Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission and Each of Its Committees
Commission approved on January 20, 2017

 

 

Executive Committee:
  1. Ensure every member of the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC or Commission) follows the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.
  2. Provide support for the 2017 History–Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption for Kindergarten Through Grade Eight.
  3. Provide support for the revision of the Health Education Framework.
  4. Provide support for the development of the Computer Science, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), and World Language Standards..
  5. Provide support for the launch events, rollout plans, and professional learning activities of the Science and History–Social Science Frameworks and support for the collaboration committees work associated with the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD), Mathematics, History–Social Science, and Science Frameworks.
  6. Ensure that the Commission’s organization reflects the advisory needs of the State Board of Education (SBE).
  7. Engage and participate in a continuous improvement protocol as the IQC works through relevant curriculum and instruction issues.
Education Technology Committee:
  1. Remain informed and participate, as appropriate, in the development of the Computer Science Standards for California Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
  2. Remain informed on issues that affect education technology as it relates to enhancing student achievement.
  3. Support the implementation of the California Content Standards, Frameworks, and statewide assessments through effective use of education technology.
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 California Common Core State Standards (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 2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials.
  5. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in ELA/ELD.
Health Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Provide guidance and support for the development of the 2019 Health Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (HE Framework).
  2. Recommend to the SBE guidelines to inform the work of the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC).
  3. Recommend CFCC applicants for appointment by the SBE.
  4. Attend meetings of the CFCC to follow the development of a draft health education framework and ensure that the guidelines are being addressed.
  5. Provide input on the framework in response to requests from the CFCC, the framework writing teams, or Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division staff.
  6. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in health education.
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Continue to support the publication and roll-out of the History–Social Science Framework.
  2. Complete the 2017 History–Social Science Instructional Materials Adoption, including the training of reviewers in April, the facilitation of review panels in July, and the recommendation of programs to the SBE in September.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in history–social science, including the CA CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
  4. Support the goals and recommendation of the California Task Force on K–12 Civics Learning.
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 CCSS 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 CA CCSS for Mathematics.
  4. If funding becomes available, provide guidance and support for the work of revising the 2013 Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
  5. Recommend to the SBE the timeline for the development of the 2020 Mathematics Framework and the application for the CFCC.
  6. 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.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, and professional learning for Physical Education.
  2. Remain informed on and support the development of the 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework.
Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Begin work on the 2018 Science Instructional Materials Adoption.
  2. Continue to support the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) rollout meetings. Phase 4 focuses on the 2016 CA Science Framework.
  3. Support the implementation of the CA Science Framework.
  4. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in science education, including the CA NGSS, the CA CCSS strand for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and the EEI.
Visual and Performing Arts Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Provide guidance and support for the 2018 Revision of California’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Standards project, including attending, if possible, one of the focus group meetings.
  2. Review and approve the recommended guidelines, based on the comments received from the focus group members and the public.
  3. Recommend the guidance document to the SBE for final approval and use by the VAPA Standards Advisory Committee (SAC).
  4. Approve the draft SAC member application and support the recruitment of qualified candidates.
  5. Review and recommend qualified applicants for final approval by the SBE.
  6. Attend one or more VAPA SAC meetings, two of which will be held in October and December of this year.
  7. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in VAPA education.
World Language Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Provide guidance and support for the 2018 Revision of California’s World Language Standards project, including attending, if possible, one of the focus group meetings and one or more SAC meetings, two of which will be held on October and November of this year.
  2. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in world language education.
  3. Remain 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.
Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Accountability:
  1. Remained informed on 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.
  3. Become informed as to the correlation between students who do not take three years of science or mathematics and their performance on statewide assessments.
  4. Engage and participate in a continuous improvement protocol for the state accountability and assessment system, including the dashboard.
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 9, 2018
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