California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Instructional materials

Middle school instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) are aligned to grade-level content standards that are rigorous and build on those from the previous year. By using the aligned materials, teachers reduce planning time. In addition, all students benefit when teachers hold high expectations and provide sequenced, standardized instruction through the use of state-adopted, standards-aligned instructional materials. For example, as soon as regular progress monitoring indicates that a student does not understand a lesson, the teacher can provide additional support using standards-aligned instructional materials. Many state-adopted instructional materials include instructional support components.

California Education Code Section 60422 requires all local school boards to ensure that each student in kindergarten through grade eight is provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials officially adopted by the SBE.

Note: Assembly Bill X4 2 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session) signed on July 28, 2009, suspended the process and procedures for adopting instructional materials, including framework revisions, until the 2013-14 school year. Senate Bill 70 (Chapter 7 of the Statutes of 2011) extended that suspension until the 2015-16 school year.

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Alignment with the standards

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