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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.

Development of the California Arts Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

The California Department of Education (CDE) is developing the California Arts Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Framework) to incorporate and support the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve, which are scheduled for adoption by the State Board of Education in January 2019.

  • Schedule of Significant Events
    The schedule of significant events for the revision of the Arts Framework was approved by the State Board of Education on July 11, 2018.

VAPA Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) Applicants Recommended by the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC)

  • VAPA CFCC Applicants Recommended by the IQC
    On November 16, 2018, the IQC recommended this list of applicants to the VAPA CFCC for approval by the SBE at their January 9–10, 2019 meeting. The list includes the names and employer of each applicant.

The VAPA CFCC will play a significant role in the revision of the Arts Framework which will be developed to incorporate and support the 2019 California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve. All VAPA CFCC meetings will be held at the California Department of Education on the following dates:

  • February 28–March 1, 2019
  • April 4–5, 2019
  • May 2–3, 2019
  • June 13–14, 2019
  • July 18–19, 2019
  • August 15–16, 2019

Credentialed teachers; school, district, and county administrators; college and university personnel representing academic departments and schools of education; and representatives of citizen groups or educational organizations including teaching artists, and museum educators were encouraged to apply between August 1–October 15, 2018.

Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group Report (DOCX)

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE convened four focus groups across California to inform the content and guidance in the VAPA Framework.

  • Visual and Performing Arts Framework Focus Group Report
    This report summarizes the feedback received during four focus group meetings held in August and September 2018.

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

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, November 20, 2018
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