The San Diego Learning Resource Display Center (LRDC) serves as a regional preview center for K-8 State Board of Education (SBE) adopted instructional materials. The LRDC is a resource for pre-service teachers, educators, business partners, and community members by:
- Providing a central location for the preview of K-8 instructional materials adopted by the California State Board of Education.
- Providing an appropriate public display of learning resources under consideration for state adoption and facilitating public review and comment (required by Education Code Section 60202).
- Serving as a review site to evaluate state-approved instructional materials for local adoption and use.
The LRDC is located at an off-site location and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call to reserve 619-718-4987.
Instructional Materials Information
Adoptions are conducted every eight years in the curriculum areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, history-social science, visual and performing arts, health, and world languages. The adoption process involves three concurrent steps; Social content review, Public review/comment, and Education content review. For more information about instructional materials evaluation and adoption please click here.
Accessible formats (braille, large print, and audio recordings) of SBE-adopted instructional materials for students with disabilities may be requested from the Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology (CSMT) located at the California Department of Education, as a free service. For further information please visit the CSMT web page or email CSMT.
2019 San Diego Science K-12 Instructional Materials Fair
This event will be held at the San Diego County Office of Education main campus on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. It will be designed with an exhibit hall and presentation sessions enabling time for districts to learn more about the state adoption process and preview newly SBE adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instructional materials. We expect to have full representation from those programs and publishers that have been approved by the California Department of Education this coming November. In addition, publishers have been invited to showcase high school materials.
2019 Draft of the Health Education Framework
The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the revised draft of the 2019 Health Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Health Education Framework) is available for its second 60-day public review and comment period, which is scheduled from November 1, 2018, through January 11, 2019.
The revised draft Health Education Framework is posted and can be downloaded from the CDE Health Education Curriculum Framework web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/ and includes over 200 edits that were submitted during the first 60-day public review and comment period. A public input template is also available for download from the web address listed above. Comments from the public will be presented to the Instructional Quality Commission for review and possible inclusion into the final version of the Health Education Framework. The State Board of Education is scheduled to take action on the Health Education Framework in May 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the public comment and review period or the Health Education Framework revision process, please contact Lindsay Weiss, Education Programs Assistant, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, by phone at 916-319-0450 or by email at email@example.com.
2018 Science Instructional Materials Adoption
The California State Board of Education adopted 29 of the 34 publisher-submitted science programs. The San Diego LRDC will host an instructional materials fair showcasing the approved science materials on February 6, 2019.
2017 History-Social Science Materials Adoption
On November 9, 2017, the California Department of Education (SBE) adopted 10 out of the 12 History-Social Science instructional programs submitted for recommendation by the Instructional Quality Commission. The Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology (CSMT) is preparing for the receipt of the final versions of the 2017 H-SS instructional materials and electronic copies from publishers to begin the process of creating alternate accessible formats in April 2018. A complete adoption report and a full listing of these materials may be found on the first link below.
2018 Draft of the Computer Science Standards
A draft of the computer science standards developed by the Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (CSSAC) will be presented to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) in March 2018. After the IQC takes action, there will be a 60-day comment and public review period. In July 2018, the IQC will analyze the public review of standards to the State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE will take action on the IQC's recommended Computer Science Standards at their September 2018 meeting. Further information can be found on the Computer Science Education web page. It's important to note there will not be an open adoption call for instructional materials from CDE for the subject area of Computer Science.
2019 Revision of the Visual and Performing Arts Standards
Education Code (EC) Section 60605.13 calls for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), to recommend to the State Board of Education (SBE) revisions to the current Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (VAPA Standards) in the subjects of dance, music, theater, and visual arts, and recommend standards in the subject of media arts, on or before January 31, 2019. The SSPI is to consult with the IQC and select a group of experts to form a VAPA Standards Advisory Committee (VAPA SAC) to assist with making these revisions and recommendations. The National Core Arts Standards are to serve as the basis for deliberations.
California educators and content experts applied for appointment to the VAPA SAC in September and October. The work of the VAPA SAC will be conducted February through May of 2018, and be directed by a set of guidelines developed as an outcome of several focus groups conducted throughout the state in early 2017. Interested stakeholders may follow the revision process and learn about opportunities to participate by subscribing to the VAPA listserv. Send a blank email to Joinfirstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Revision of the World Language Standards
The IQC has recommended the guidelines for the revision of the standards to the SBE, who will act on the guidelines on January 18-19, 2018. The 2019 WL Standards will have goals aligned with other content standards:
- Support multilingualism for CA's unique and diverse student population
- Reflect the language and guiding principles of the CA ELD Standards
- Include a path toward attaining the State Seal of Biliteracy
Instructional materials aligned to these new standards are projected to be available in November 2021.
2021 Revision of the Mathematics Framework
The Mathematics Framework is scheduled to be revised by 2021, accordingly, the work will begin with focus groups across the state in the Fall of 2019. The Mathematics Instructional Materials adoption is scheduled to follow in 2022 with a projected San Diego Instructional Materials Fair in early 2023.