HSS Framework Revision Back on Track!

09/07/2014 9:23 AM | James E. Hill
      State Board of Education Authorizes Work to Resume on History-Social Science Curriculum Framework
      On September 3, 2014, the State Board of Education approved a revised timeline and guidelines for the update of the History-Social Science Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools that was suspended in 2009. At its meeting on September 17-18, 2014, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) will be approving the current draft framework for a 60-day field review as required by the California Code of Regulations. Then the revised timeline, guidelines, and the full text of the framework will be posted on the CDE Web site at with a survey instrument that will allow members of the public to make comments on all or part of the draft document. The field review survey will remain open through November 25, 2014. Members of the public may also submit comments on the framework to

The History­-Social Science Subject Matter Committee of the IQC will meet on December 18, 2014, to discuss the field review survey and recommend edits to the draft framework. All meetings of the IQC are open to the public. For more information about the IQC, including meeting agendas, visit
Teachers are invited and encouraged to post comments to the Instructional Quality Commission during the 60 day field review period, noted above. This is the one chance to impact the Framework. The timeline calls for the Framework to be presented to the State Board of Education my May 2015.


  • 09/22/2014 11:44 AM | James E. Hill
    The Framework links included in this article need to be entered manually, As of Sept 22 2014 neither is working if clicked, at least in this article. The second link does not seem to be posted yet. The Draft Framework is listed by chapters on the CDE site, and the proposed edits are a separate listing. As soon as the public comment page opens, it will be announced here. The timeline for the Framework revision is also at the CDE page.
    Also possible is to open, and search on that page for 'draft history social science framework'. This goes to the page with the draft framework pages.
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