CDE Math Framework Update

June 8, 2020

The California Department of Education (CDE) is commencing the revision process for the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: K-12. Here’s what you need to know:

What is the Mathematics Framework?

The Math Framework  provides guidance for educators to deepen implementation of the California Standards. It is meant to guide teachers in curriculum development and instruction as they work to ensure that all students meet or exceed the California CCSS in Mathematics. The framework also provides educators and developers of instructional materials with a context for implementing the standards. Building on the standards, the framework addresses how all students in California public schools can best meet those standards.

Why is the Mathematics Framework important?

The Mathematics Framework  highlights the importance of adopting high quality instructional materials. The framework provides new instructional strategies and approaches including  instructional resources and tools, supports to close the achievement gaps for high need students and the  use of technology, course sequence possibilities, and resources for the inclusion of English learners into all classrooms.

What does the adoption process of the Mathematics Framework look like?

Step 1: Social Content Review

Step 2: Public Review and Comment

Step 3: Education Content Review

What is the timeline for the Mathematics Framework?

Mathematics Framework Initially Adopted November 2013
Revision Events Approved May 2019
Focus Groups convened August 2019
Mathematics Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC) appointed January 2020
CFCC Meetings February – August 2020
Instructional Quality Commission approves draft September/November 2020
60-Day Public Review of Draft Mathematics Framework October-January 2020
Instructional Quality Commission action on Draft January or March 2021
60-day Public Review of document after IQC Recommendation February – April 2021
State Board of Education action on Mathematics Framework May or July 2021

There are so many factors to consider when planning to adopt and implement materials. Check out our other adoption and implementation resources to support you in this process.