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March 28, 2014 IQC Meeting Agenda & Notice

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

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



March 28, 2014

(Revised as of March 25, 2014)

Instructional Quality Commission Members
  • Louis “Bill” Honig, Commission Chair
  • Jo Ann Isken, Vice Chair
  • Angel Barrett
  • Kristyn Bennett
  • Edward D’Souza
  • Jose Dorado
  • Robert Foster
  • Lori Freiermuth
  • Marlene Galvan
  • Carla Herrera
  • Nancy McTygue
  • Brian Muller
  • Socorro Shiels
  • Julie Spykerman
  • Carlos Ulloa
  • Lauryn Wild
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva Assemblymember
  • Carol Liu, Senator
Executive Director

Thomas Adams

State Board of Education Liaisons
  • Aida Molina
  • Patricia Rucker
  • IIene Straus
  • Trish Williams

The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC or Commission) is an 18-member panel that includes two Members of the Legislature appointed, respectively, by the Senate Committee on Rules and by the Speaker of the Assembly and serving at the pleasure of their appointing powers. The legislative members participate in the Commission's work to the extent that such participation is not incompatible with their positions as Members of the Legislature. The State Board of Education (SBE) appointed 13 of the 16 public members, and the other three are appointed, respectively, by the Governor (Carlos Ulloa), the Senate Committee on Rules (Carla Herrera), and the Speaker of the Assembly (Brian Muller). The public members serve four-year, staggered terms and may serve only one full term.

Schedule of Meeting Location

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California 95814

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.


The Instructional Quality Commission will hold a one-day meeting on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the location indicated on the previous page. The meeting will include some activities involving the Commission as a whole and others involving one or more of the Commission’s various committees. The following outline of activities is provided for convenience only. The actual order of business may be changed without notice by the Commission Chair to accommodate the needs of members, invited presenters, and key staff. Anyone interested in a particular matter should plan on being in attendance for the whole Friday meeting, March 28, 2014. Timing and order of activities may change. The full Commission and its various committees will commence, recess, and reconvene as necessary throughout the one-day meeting.


The agenda for this Instructional Quality Commission meeting may involve the full scope of its statutory responsibilities, which includes studying the problems of courses of study in the schools of the state; developing criteria, conducting the evaluation of instructional materials; and recommending minimum standards for courses of study, curriculum frameworks, and the adoption or rejection of instructional materials. The Commission reserves the right to consider specific matters and take action within the full scope of its responsibilities. The list that follows is illustrative of the matters to be considered, but it is not necessarily exhaustive.

Persons wishing to address the Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting, including any matter that may be designated for public hearing, are asked, but not required, to notify the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division Office (see telephone/fax numbers below) by noon of the third working day before the scheduled meeting/hearing, stating the subject they wish to address, the organization they represent (if any), and the nature of their testimony. Time is set aside for individuals so desiring to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda (please see the detailed agenda for the Public Session). In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.


Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Instructional Quality Commission may request assistance by contacting the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division Office, 1430 N Street, Room 3207, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-319-0881; fax, 916-319-0172.


Time certain designates a definite time for the start time of the public hearing. The public hearing may NOT begin earlier than the designated time certain. It may begin later than the designated time, but not earlier.

Instructional Quality Commission

Full Commission Agenda

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814

  1. Full Instructional Quality Commission (9 to 9:30 a.m.)
    1. Call to Order
    2. Salute to the Flag
    3. Overview of Agenda
    4. Approval of Minutes (DOC) for the November 21–22, 2013, Commission Meeting (Action) (DOC)
    5. Approval of Minutes for the December 17, 2013 (DOC) and March 7, 2014 (DOC), English Language Arts/English Language Development Subject Matter Committee Meeting (Action)
    6. Report of the Chair
      Bill Honig, Commission Chair
    7. Executive Director’s Report
      Thomas Adams, Executive Director
    8. Report from the State Board of Education
      State Board of Education Liaisons
    9. Other Matters/Public Comment
  1. Executive Committee (9:30 to 9:45 a.m.) (DOC)
    1. Committee Assignments (Action) (DOC)
    2. Other Matters/Public Comment
  1. Science Subject Matter Committee (9:45 to 10:00 a.m.) (DOC)
    1. The Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (Science Framework), 2016 Revision (Information)
      1. Science Focus Group Meetings and Public Comment Received Regarding the Revision of the Science Framework (Information)
    2. Other Matters/Public Comment
  1. English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Subject Matter Committee (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.±) (DOC)
    1. The English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2014 Revision (Information/Action)
      1. Public Hearing on the Draft ELA/ELD Framework (Time Certain – 10 a.m.)
      2. Discussion on Edits to the Draft ELA/ELD Framework (Information/Action)
        • Draft Revised Chapter 7A: Grades 6-8
        • Attachment 1: Chapter 4 Addition Blending Figure
        • Attachment 2: Chapter 5 Addition Decoding Multisyllabic Word
        • Attachment 3: ELA/ELD Public Comment - Ormsby
        • Attachment 4: ELA/ELD Public Comment - CCOS
        • Attachment 5: ELA/ELD Public Comment - CDE Special Education Division
        • Attachment 6: ELA/ELD Public Comment - Chicano English Speakers
        • Attachment 7: Chapter 5 Addition Grade 2 Phonics Section
        • Attachment 8: Framework Snapshots and Vignettes, Chapter 4-7A, 8-11
        • Attachment 9: Response to Attachments #3 and 4
          Documents available on request.

        Lunch Break

      3. Subject Matter Committee Approval of the Draft ELA/ELD Framework (Action)
    2. 2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Primary Adoption (Information)
      • Attachment 1: ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule of Significant Events (Available on request)
    3. Public Comment on Adoption
    4. Other Matters/Public Comment
  1. Full Commission Reconvenes (3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ±)
    1. Public Hearing:  Draft ELA/ELD Framework (Time Certain – 12:30 p.m. - Note Time Change)
    2. Commission Approval of the Draft ELA/ELD Framework (Action)
    3. Reports/Action from Subcommittees
    4. Individual Commissioner Reports
    5. Other Matters/Public Comment


General Guidelines

The Instructional Quality Commission is conducting public hearings regarding the approval of the draft English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework). Written comments are also welcome. Directions for providing public comment are:

  1. All public testimony may be limited to two or three minutes per speaker and/or organization, depending on the number signing up to testify. Because of time constraints, written testimony is encouraged from all who testify.

  2. All testimony shall be specific to the content of the draft ELA/ELD Framework.

  3. Speakers are assigned to speak in the order they have signed up. When called upon to speak, speakers identify their name and the organization they represent, if any.

  4. Organizations who sign up more than one speaker may be asked to select a single representative in order to allow all other individuals and organizations wishing to provide testimony to be heard.

  5. To avoid repeated comments, speakers are encouraged to simply indicate they are in support of statements made by previous speakers, and then either leave the podium or provide comments on issues not previously presented.

  6. There will be no disruptive behavior during the hearing. Individuals not complying will be asked to leave the hearing room.

  7. The public hearing before the Instructional Quality Commission and its committees is to provide comments not previously provided at the public hearing of the subject matter committee, to present new information, or to respond to the subject matter committee's recommendations.
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