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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. Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee Establishment, Composition and Membership Qualifications.   

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(a) At the SBE's request, the Commission shall recommend a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria to the SBE.

(b) The SBE may establish a Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) to assist in the process of developing a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for a particular content field and to make a recommendation to the Subject Matter Committee, Commission and SBE regarding a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria.

(c) When the SBE requests that the Commission recommend a curriculum framework and evaluation criteria, the CDE shall convene four public focus groups of educators in different regions of California to provide comment to the Commission, the CFCC (if established), and the SBE.

(d) The CFCC shall be composed of a minimum of 9 to a maximum of 20 members appointed by the SBE.

(e) The Commission shall make recommendations to the SBE on appointing CFCC members according to the qualifications stated below. The SBE may also consider recommendations from CDE, SBE staff, members of the SBE and the public according to the qualifications stated below.

(f) A majority of CFCC members, at the time of appointment, shall be teachers who teach students in kindergarten or grades 1-12 and have a ?professional? credential (5 CCR 80001) under state law, and meet the definition of ?highly qualified? (20 USC 7801(23)) under federal law. At least one such teacher shall have experience in providing instruction to English Learners, and at least one such teacher shall have experience in providing instruction to students with disabilities.

(g) CFCC members who are teachers as described in subsection (f) above shall have experience with, and expertise in, standards-based educational programs and practices in the content field under consideration.

(h) At least one CFCC member shall be a Content Review Expert (CRE) and shall meet the qualifications set forth in section 9512.

(i) Other CFCC members may be administrators, parents, local school board members, teachers not described in the first sentence of subsection (f) above, and members of the public.

(j) The SBE shall appoint CFCC members who are reflective of the various ethnic groups, types of school districts, and regions in California.

(k) CFCC members shall receive training and information during publicly-noticed meetings from any of the following as recommended by the Commission and approved by the SBE:

(1) Current and former CDE staff, Commissioners, SBE members and CREs;

(2) Subject matter experts whose qualifications are consistent with those for CREs as set forth in section 9512.

(l) CFCC members shall serve until they make their recommendations to the Commission and SBE.

(m) All CFCC members operate under the guidance and at the pleasure of the SBE.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60005

Education Code 60200

Education Code 60206

Reference:

Education Code 33530

Education Code 60204

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 2.)