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Curriculum Frameworks

Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.

Science

2016 Revision of the Science Framework

SB300 (Chapter 480, Statutes of 2013) calls for the revision of the Science Framework to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

California Science Framework


  • Science Framework For California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2003).
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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