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SB-652 Instructional materials: revised curriculum frameworks: science.(2015-2016)

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Senate Bill No. 652
CHAPTER 148

An act to amend Section 60200.9 of the Education Code, relating to instructional materials.

[ Approved by Governor  August 07, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State  August 07, 2015. ]

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SB 652, Allen. Instructional materials: revised curriculum frameworks: science.
Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to recommend, and the State Board of Education to adopt, curriculum frameworks, as provided. Existing law requires the state board to consider the adoption of a revised curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for instructional materials in science on or before January 31, 2016, as specified.
This bill would instead require the state board to consider the above-specified adoption and evaluation criteria on or before January 31, 2017.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 60200.9 of the Education Code is amended to read:

60200.9.
 On or before January 31, 2017, the state board shall consider the adoption of a revised curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for instructional materials in science. The revised curriculum framework shall be based on the science content standards adopted pursuant to former Section 60605.85, as that section read on June 30, 2014. In adopting the revised curriculum framework, the state board shall ensure both of the following:
(a) Inclusion of English language development strategies that are aligned to the standards adopted pursuant to Section 60811.
(b) Inclusion of strategies to address the needs of pupils with disabilities.