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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.

Revision of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework

The California Department of Education (CDE) is revising the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Framework to incorporate and support the VAPA Standards, which are currently under revision.

  • Schedule of Significant Events
    The schedule of significant events for the revision of the VAPA framework has not yet been approved by the State Board of Education.
VAPA Framework Focus Group Meetings

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE will convene four focus groups across California to inform the content and guidance in the VAPA Framework. Applications for focus groups panelists were accepted March 21—May21, 2018.

Focus Group Members
This list of appointed focus group members and their local education agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.

Focus Group Discussion Questions
Focus Group Discussion Questions (DOCX)
At each focus group meeting, the focus group members will address a set of questions regarding the content of the revised Visual and Performing Arts Framework for the California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. Interested stakeholders not attending focus groups meetings, are invited to submit their response to the discussion questions to VAPA@cde.ca.gov.

Public Meeting Notices/Agendas for the Focus Groups

The public meeting notices/agendas provide details on each focus group meeting. All focus group meetings are open to the public.

All meetings are open to the public.

Current Framework
Additional Resources


Note: To order a copy of this framework please contact CDE Press.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | VAPA@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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