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November 15 2023 IQC Meeting

State of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor

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


November 15, 2023
Revised November 13, 2023

Instructional Quality Commission Members
  1. Lily Jarvis, Chair
  2. Linsey Gotanda, Vice Chair
  3. Cristina Andre
  4. Mariana Astorga-Almanza
  5. Anita Friedman
  6. Charice Guerra
  7. Jennifer Hicks
  8. Janet Lanning
  9. Neil MacGaffey
  10. Alicia Raygoza
  11. Nikole Reina-Guerra
  12. Kou Vang
  13. Marcey Winawer
  14. Kimberly Young
  15. Erica Zepeda
  16. Ethan Chen, Student Member
  17. Assemblymember James Ramos
  18. Senator Ben Allen
Executive Director
  1. Mike Torres
State Board of Education Liaisons
  1. Cynthia Glover Woods
  2. Brenda Lewis

Schedule of Meeting Location

Commission Meeting (live webcast)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ± (plus or minus)*

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


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

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only.
All items may be heard in a different order than how they are listed on the agenda on any day of the noticed meeting.

The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC or Commission) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the location indicated above. The meeting will include some activities involving the IQC as a whole and others involving one or more of the IQC’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 IQC Chair or Executive Director 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 meeting. Timing and order of activities may change. The full IQC and its various committees will commence, recess, and reconvene as necessary throughout the meeting.

The agenda listing is illustrative of the matters to be considered, but it is not necessarily exhaustive.

The agenda for this IQC 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 IQC 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.


Members of the public may view the meeting by live webcast, which will subsequently be archived on the IQC meeting web page.

The November 15, 2023, IQC meeting will be held at the California Department of Education (CDE) building at the address noted above. The CDE building will be open to the public; however, capacity may be limited to allow for physical distancing, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks.


Public comment on items before the IQC at this meeting may be provided via email, phone, or in person, as specified below.


The public is highly encouraged to submit written comment to the IQC Commissioners in advance for their prior consideration. In order to help ensure that Commissioners have sufficient time to review comments prior to the meeting, please submit your comment by noon on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Comments should be submitted to the IQC mailbox at Join the IQC electronic mailing list to receive information and updates from the Commission.

While not required, we ask that you include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Commenter’s first and last name

  • Organization affiliation

  • Agenda item number or general public comment

Public comment on items before the IQC at this meeting may also be provided during the meeting by dialing the phone number and following a prompt to provide a participant access code. The operator will notify callers when it is their turn to provide public comment. If possible, we recommend members of the public dialing in for public comment view the live-stream of the meeting for a better understanding of the meeting’s status. The number and access code are below and will also be announced at the start of public comment for each item.

  • The phone line will open before each agenda item and close at the conclusion of that item. Speakers should not call in until the beginning of the agenda item they wish to give public comment on.

  • Prior to making public comment, speakers who are watching the meeting via live webcast should make sure the volume on their computer is muted to avoid an echoing or feedback sounds during the call.

  • The chairperson or presiding member of the hearing body shall determine the total amount of time that will be devoted to hearing oral comments, and may determine the time to be allotted to each person or to each side of an issue.

  • Please use the phone number and access code provided below:
    • Phone number: (667) 770-1523
    • Access code: 651905

  • Speakers may only give comment for themselves and not provide comment on behalf of another individual or group.
In Person

Public comment may also be provided in person at the IQC meeting; however, capacity may be limited to allow for physical distancing, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Please see the detailed agenda for the public comment. 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. Following are general guidelines when providing public comment in person:

  • CDE Headquarters is a secured building. Visitors must check in with the guard station and show a valid photo identification to receive a temporary badge.

  • Members of the public may sign up to address the IQC/Committee during the time allocated for such public comment.

  • Members of the public may only sign up to speak themselves and may not sign up other speakers.

  • Speakers will be allotted a prescribed maximum amount of time, at the discretion of the IQC/Committee Chair, based upon the number of speakers.

  • Speakers may not provide comment on behalf of another individual or group who is not present.

  • Speakers may not allocate their allotted time to another speaker. Speakers shall refrain from using profanity and shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability or any other individual who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the IQC may request assistance by contacting the CDE's Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division Office at 1430 N Street, Room 3207, Sacramento, CA 95814; telephone 916-319-0881; facsimile 916-319-0172 at least three days in advance of the scheduled meeting date.

This agenda is posted on the IQC website.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ± (plus or minus)


  1. Full Instructional Quality Commission
    1. Call to Order

    2. Salute to the Flag

    3. Overview of Agenda

    4. Approval of Minutes for the Following Meeting (Action)
    1. Report of the IQC Chair

    2. Report of the Deputy Superintendent

    3. Report of the Executive Director

    4. Report of the State Board of Education (SBE)

    5. Instructional Materials Adoption Process (Information)

  2. Mathematics Subject Matter Committee(DOCX) (SMC)
    1. 2025 California Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption
      1. Schedule of Significant Events(DOCX) (Information/Action)
      2. Online Instructional Materials Reviewer Application(DOCX) (Information/Action)
      3. Content Standards Maps and Evaluation Criteria Maps (Information/Action)
      • Attachment 1: Standards Maps ––available upon request*
      • Attachment 2: Evaluation Criteria Map––available upon request*

    *Email your request to the IQC mailbox at Drafts are not considered final until SBE approval.
  1. Full Commission Reconvenes
    1. Reports/Actions from Subcommittees to the Full Commission
      Mathematics Subject Matter Committee
      1. Approve and Recommend to the SBE the Schedule of Significant Events for the Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption (Action)
      2. Approve and Recommend to the SBE the Online Instructional Materials Reviewer Application for the Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption (Action)
      3. Approve and Recommend to the SBE the Standards and Evaluation Criteria Maps (Action)

    2. Approve and Recommend to the SBE the Proposed Revised Guidance for Local Instructional Materials Adoptions (Action)
      [Note: the preceding information about Item 3.B. contains strikethroughs which indicate the item has been withdrawn.] Revised November 13, 2023

    3. Plan January 24, 2024, Orientation (Discussion)

    4. Individual Commissioner Reports

    5. Commissioner Acknowledgments

    6. Adjournment

Commission Dinner
Cafeteria 15L
1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(No business will be conducted at this event)

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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