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Subchapter 1. Elementary Instructional Materials. Adoption of Curriculum Frameworks, Evaluation Criteria and Instructional Materials - Procedures. For State Board procedures relating to text books, see Div. 20.Definitions.   

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For purposes of curriculum frameworks, evaluation criteria and instructional materials adoptions, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) ?Adoption Report? is the final report reflecting the State Board of Education's (SBE) action on instructional materials submitted for adoption.

(b) ?CDE? is the California Department of Education.

(c) ?Commission? is the Instructional Quality Commission as referenced in Education Code section 33530.

(d) ?Commission Advisory Report? is produced by the Commission to indicate whether each set of instructional materials submitted for adoption meets the content standards, curriculum frameworks, evaluation criteria, and social content standards for a particular adoption. The Commission Advisory Report shall include, at a minimum:

(1) a recommendation for or against the adoption of each set of instructional materials, and

(2) if applicable, a list of edits and corrections that should be made to the instructional materials as a condition of adoption.

(e) ?Commissioner? is an individual appointed to the Commission, pursuant to Education Code section 33530.

(f) ?Content Standards? are those adopted by the SBE, pursuant to Education Code section 60605, et seq.

(g) ?Deliberations? means the time set forth in the Schedule of Significant Events when Content Review Experts (CREs) and Instructional Materials Reviewers (IMRs) assemble into review panels and meet in open publicly-noticed meetings to discuss and make recommendations regarding the instructional materials submitted for adoption.

(h) ?Edits and corrections? are changes that must be made to submitted instructional materials to meet the social content standards, to ensure accuracy, or to achieve clarity and that are minimal in number, and include, but are not limited to:

(1) Misquoted content standards;

(2) Imprecise definitions;

(3) Mislabeled pictures or objects;

(4) Grammatical errors or misspellings;

(5) Simple factual errors;

(6) Computational errors.

(i) ?Evaluation criteria? are adopted by the SBE for the evaluation of submitted instructional materials, pursuant to Education Code section 60005(c)(2).

(j) ?Executive Committee? is a subcommittee of the Commission that is comprised of the chairperson and vice chairperson of the Commission and three other Commissioners chosen by the Commission, with the primary purpose of advising the Commission on issues related to internal governance of the Commission and its subcommittees and advisory groups.

(k) ?Facilitator? is a Commissioner, former Commissioner, IMR or CDE employee assigned by the Commission to help each IMR/CRE review panel organize and reach consensus during deliberations. The SBE must approve the participation of any facilitator who is not a current Commissioner. Facilitators shall be trained by CDE staff, Commissioners, SBE members, or other parties approved by SBE, during publicly-noticed meetings prior to deliberations.

(l) ?Free instructional materials? refer to instructional materials provided at no cost by a publisher to a county office of education, district board, elementary school, middle school or high school.

(m) ?IMR/CRE Report of Findings? is compiled by CDE and contains the determinations of all the IMR and CRE review panels as to whether the instructional materials reviewed by each panel meet the content standards, curriculum frameworks, evaluation criteria, and social content standards for a particular adoption. The report shall include, at a minimum:

(1) a recommendation for or against the adoption of each set of instructional materials, and

(2) if applicable, a list of edits and corrections that should be made to the instructional materials as a condition of adoption.

(n) ?Invitation to Submit Instructional Materials? (Invitation to Submit) is the document prepared by the CDE for each instructional materials adoption that:

(1) identifies the applicable content standards, curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for the adoption;

(2) sets out the statutes, regulations, and timelines that govern the adoption process; and

(3) invites publishers to participate in the process.

(o) ?Learning Resources Display Center? (LRDC) is where instructional materials, curriculum frameworks and evaluation criteria that are submitted for adoption shall be available for public viewing, pursuant to Education Code section 60202.

(p) ?Period of adoption? is the length of time established by the SBE, as set forth in the Schedule of Significant Events, that instructional materials adopted by the SBE shall be available for procurement, pursuant to Education Code section 60200(i).

(q) ?Publisher? is any company, person, or entity that submits instructional materials for adoption.

(r) ?Rewrites? are extensive changes that would need to be made to instructional materials in order for them to meet the content standards, curriculum frameworks, evaluation criteria or social content standards and include, but are not limited to:

(1) Revising a section, chapter or entire page;

(2) Adding new content;

(3) Moving materials from one grade level to another.

(s) ?Schedule of Significant Events? is a timeline adopted by the SBE for each instructional materials adoption that sets out the dates for key events that will take place during the adoption. The Schedule of Significant Events is included in the Invitation to Submit document and is posted on the CDE website.

(t) ?Social content standards? are those set forth in the publication entitled Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content, 2000 Edition, incorporated by reference.

(u) ?Standards and evaluation criteria maps? are templates prepared by the CDE and approved by the SBE for each adoption that must be completed by publishers submitting instructional materials for adoption and are designed to determine if instructional materials meet the content standards and evaluation criteria. The standards and evaluation criteria maps are available on the CDE website.

(v) ?Subject Matter Committees? are subcommittees of the Commission composed of Commissioners, whose members are selected by the Commission, each with the primary purpose of assisting the Commission in making recommendations on matters related to a particular subject matter area and shall exist for the following subject matter areas:

(1) Foreign Language

(2) History-Social Science

(3) Mathematics

(4) Physical Education

(5) Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development

(6) Science

(7) Visual/Performing Arts

(8) Health

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60005

Education Code 60206

Reference:

Education Code 33530

Education Code 60010

Education Code 60048

Education Code 60061

Education Code 60200

Education Code 60202

Education Code 60204

Education Code 60605

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 2.)