The Science Framework will help teachers, district and county administrators, other educators, and publishers design instructional materials, curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional learning. The Science Framework focuses on the three-dimensional learning in the science classroom and includes strategies for extending that focus into all subject areas. It also provides direction to educators to implement the standards in the context of California’s diversity and helps them teach the critical thinking skills students will need for 21st century jobs.
The public has until January 19, 2016, to review the Science Framework online. The draft framework is on the CDE Science Framework Public Review and Comment Web page, where the public may leave comments firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may also visit one of the 23 Learning Resource Display Centers statewide to review hard copies of the draft framework.
The public’s comments will be presented to the Instructional Quality Commission in February and March 2016 for review and possible inclusion into the final draft of the Science Framework. The final draft will be available for a second public review in late spring or early summer. The State Board of Education is scheduled to review and act on the Science Framework in September/November 2016.
If you have any questions regarding the public comment review period or the Science Framework revision process, please contact Bryan D. Boyd, Education Programs Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, by phone at 916-445-4910 or by e-mail at email@example.com.