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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
April 2, 2024

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Interested Individuals and Organizations:

Request for Reviewers to Evaluate Kindergarten Through
Grade Eight Instructional Materials in Mathematics

I am requesting your assistance in recruiting individuals to participate in the evaluation of instructional materials for the 2025 Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption for kindergarten through grade eight (K–8), including Algebra I and Integrated Mathematics I. This adoption is based on the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, which was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on July 12, 2023.

We are currently accepting applications for the following types of reviewers:

  • Content Review Experts (CREs): These reviewers are recognized content experts who hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) in mathematics or a related field (e.g., statistics, data science). Please note that a doctorate in mathematics education (Ed.D.) is not sufficient to serve as a CRE.

  • Instructional Materials Reviewers: These reviewers are mostly classroom teachers who teach students in kindergarten or grades one through twelve, have a professional credential under California law, and have experience with, and expertise in, standards-based educational programs and practices in mathematics. Teachers with these qualifications, who also have extensive experience teaching multilingual learners and students with disabilities, are particularly needed.

In addition to ensuring that K–8 instructional materials have been carefully and thoroughly evaluated against the standards and criteria adopted by the SBE, reviewers gain a deep understanding of the adoption process and the academic content of several programs. This professional development experience benefits both the participant and their school district or organization.

The online application and additional information can be found on the California Department of Education Mathematics Instructional Materials web page. Qualified applicants may submit their applications online beginning in April 2024. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is September 24, 2024. Please distribute the application link to all qualified candidates in your schools or organizations who might be interested in serving on these panels.

I encourage you to help us recruit qualified applicants for these important panels.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Carrie Marovich, Lead Consultant, Standards and Curricular Guidance Unit, by phone at 916-327-1023 or by email at

Cheryl Cotton, Deputy Superintendent
Instruction, Measurement and Administration Branch


Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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