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2016 Revision Timeline

Timeline for the 2016 Revision of the Science Framework.

Schedule of Significant Events for the
2016 Revision of the Science Framework for California Public Schools:
Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

The State Board of Education (SBE) approved the Schedule of Significant Events for the 2016 Revision of the Science Framework at its November 2015 meeting.

Event Schedule
State Board of Education (SBE) Approved CA NGSS, K–12
September 4, 2013
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 300 into law
October 2, 2013
Focus Group recruitment letter and application distributed to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), scientists and stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education
October 2013
Recruitment of Focus Group members, pursuant 5 CCR, §9511(c) and Education Code Section 44013(a)
October–December 2013
SBE action on middle grades learning progressions
November 6–7, 2013
Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) Approves Schedule of Significant Events, Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) Application
November 21–22, 2013
Superintendent appoints Focus Group members
December 2013
SBE action on a timeline and CFCC application form
January 15–16, 2014
CFCC recruitment letter and application published/released online for LEAs, Science stakeholder organizations, and institutes of higher education
January 2014

Focus Group Meeting Locations, pursuant to 5 CCR, §9511(c):

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10 a.m.–noon

  • San Diego County Office of Education Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5–7 p.m.

  • Orange County Department of Education, Friday, January 31, 2014, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Video Conference Included (Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura)
  • CDE, Sacramento Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 4–6 p.m.
    Video Conference Included (Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou)
  • Fresno County Office of Education Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4–6 p.m.
January–February 2014
Recruitment of CFCC members (at least 90 days pursuant to 5 CCR, §9513)
January–April 2014
IQC meets, establishes Science Subject Matter Committee (Science SMC), reviews Focus Group Report, and recommends CFCC members and guidance for revision of the framework to the SBE
May 15–16, 2014
SBE appoints CFCC members, receives Focus Group Report, and approves guidance for revision of the framework
July 9–10, 2014

CFCC Meetings
The CFCC meetings are schedule for the following dates:

  • September 9–10, 2014 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

  • October 9–10, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)

  • November 5–6, 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday)

  • December 11–12, 2014 Rescheduled

  • January 22–23, 2015 (Thursday and Friday)

  • February 26–27, 2015 Rescheduled

  • March 26–27, 2015 (Thursday and Friday)

  • May 20–21, 2015 (Wednesday and Thursday)
September 2014–May 2015
Science SMC reviews draft Science Framework in preparation for full IQC review
August 27–28, 2015
IQC approves draft Science Framework for initial 60-day public review period
September 24–25, 2015
First 60-day public review period prior to IQC recommendation to SBE, pursuant to 5 CCR, §9515(a)(3)
November 17, 2015–January 19, 2016
Science SMC analyzes public review results and staff recommendations for edits to draft Science Framework
February & March 2016
IQC recommends draft Science Framework to the SBE.
May 19–20, 2016
Second 60-day public review and comment on IQC’s recommended Science Framework, pursuant to Section §95159(c)
June–July 2016
SBE action on IQC’s recommended Science Framework includes public hearing.

September/November 2016


Revised November 4, 2015

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 26, 2023