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2018 Instructional Quality Commission Goals

Goals of the Instructional Quality Commission and Each of Its Committees. Commission approved on January 12, 2018.
Executive Committee
  1. Ensure every member of the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) follows the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.
  2. Provide support for the 2018 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 (WL) Standards and Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
  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.
  8. Remain informed on the California Statewide System of Support (CAS3) and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Education Technology Committee
  1. Provide ongoing guidance and support for the development of the CA Computer Science Standards.
  2. Review and edit the Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee draft standards in preparation for the 60-day public review and comment period.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect education technology as it relates to enhancing student achievement.
  4. Continue to support the implementation of the CA Computer Science Standards, frameworks, and statewide assessments through effective use of education technology.
  5. Take action in March 2018 to send out the draft standards for the 60-day public review and comment period.
  6. Analyze the public review and comment period survey results and propose edits to the draft standards to address public comment.
  7. Take action in July 2018 to recommend the draft standards to the SBE.
  8. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
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 support and attend, if possible, one of the presentations scheduled in February-March 2018 on a collection of resources aligned to the guidance of the ELA/ELD Framework:
    1. California Teachers Association, February 3 (in San Jose)
    2. California Teachers Association, March 17 (in Orange County)
    3. California Association for Bilingual Education, March 28 (in Sacramento)
  3. Continue to support the implementation of the CA Common Core State Standards 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.
  6. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Health Subject Matter Committee
  1. Provide ongoing guidance and support for the development of the 2019 Health Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (framework).
  2. Review and edit the Health Education Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) draft framework in preparation for its first 60-day public review and comment period.
  3. Take action in March 2018 to send out the draft framework for its first 60-day public review and comment period.
  4. Analyze the public review and comment period survey results and propose edits to the draft framework to address public comment.
  5. Work with Curriculum Framework and Instructional Resources Division (CFIRD) staff to prepare the draft framework for its second 60-day public review and comment period.
  6. Take action in September 2018 to send out the draft framework for its second 60-day public review and comment period.
  7. Provide input on the framework in response to requests from the framework writing team or CFIRD staff.
  8. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in health education.
  9. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee
  1. Continue to support the implementation of the 2016 History–Social Science Framework and the 2017 History–Social Science Adoption.
  2. Begin work on the 2020 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, including the recommendation of a timeline, advisory committee application, and guideline to the SBE. Review the applications and recommend advisory committee members to the SBE.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in history–social science.
  4. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate guidance aligned with the CAS3.
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. Continue to 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.
  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 2021 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.
  7. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, and professional learning for physical education.
  2. Remain informed and support the development of the 2019 Health Education Framework.
  3. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Science Subject Matter Committee
  1. Participate fully in the 2018 Science Instructional Materials Adoption.
  2. Continue to support the implementation of the CA Science Framework.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional materials in science education, including the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS), the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) strand for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, and the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI).
  4. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Visual and Performing Arts Subject Matter Committee
  1. Provide guidance and support for the 2018 Revision of California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards project to include
    1. attending, if possible, one of the VAPA Standards Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings;
    2.  review and post a draft of the revised VAPA Standards for 60-day field review and feedback;
    3. analyze the field review results and revised VAPA Standards and recommend the draft revised standards to the SBE.
  2. Provide guidance and support for the 2020 Revision of California’s VAPA Framework project to include
    1. attend, if possible, one of the 2020 VAPA Framework focus group meetings;
    2. recommend the 2020 VAPA Framework revision guidance document to the SBE for final approval and use by the CFCC;
    3. approve the draft CFCC member application and support the recruitment of qualified candidates;
    4. review and recommend qualified CFCC applicants for final approval by the SBE.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, instructional materials, and the use of educational technology in VAPA education.
  4. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
World Language Subject Matter Committee
  1. Provide guidance and support for the 2018 Revision of California’s World Language Standards project to include
    1. attending, if possible, one of the WL SAC meetings;
    2. review and post a draft of the revised WL Standards for 60-day field review and feedback;
    3. analyze the field review results and revised WL Standards and recommend the draft revised standards to the SBE.
  2. Provide guidance and support for the 2020 Revision of California’s WL Framework project to include
    1. attend, if possible, one of the 2020 WL Framework focus group meetings;
    2. recommend the 2020 WL Framework revision guidance document to the SBE for final approval and use by the CFCC;
    3. approve the draft CFCC member application and support the recruitment of qualified candidates;
    4. review and recommend qualified CFCC applicants for final approval by the SBE.
  3. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional learning, instructional materials, and the use of education technology in WL education.
  4. Remain informed on the CAS3 and integrate, as appropriate, guidance aligned with the CAS3.
Ad Hoc Committee on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  1. Remain informed on how the California ESSA state plan affects curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional resources as it relates to the charge of the IQC.
  2. Remain informed on how the CAS3 affects curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and instructional resources as it related to the charge of the IQC.
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Last Reviewed: Monday, January 14, 2019
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