AB 2290, as it passed the Assembly, among other things, authorized the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recommend revisions to the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools to the State Board of Education, which was required to adopt, reject, or modify the recommended revisions, and required the state board, if modifying the recommended revisions, to explain, in writing, to the Governor and the Legislature its reasons for modifying them.
The Senate amendments instead require the Superintendent, in consultation with the Instructional Quality Commission, to recommend those revisions to the state board. The Senate amendments additionally require the state board to take additional specified actions if it chooses to reject or modify the recommended revisions.
AB 2290, as it passed the
Assembly, required the Superintendent, in consultation with the state board, to select a group of experts for purposes of assisting the Superintendent in developing his or her recommended revisions.
The Senate amendments additionally require the Superintendent to consult with the Instructional Quality Commission in selecting the group of experts and for the Superintendent’s recommended revisions to be based on the work of this group of experts.
AB 2290, as it passed the Assembly, required that, if revisions to the content standards are adopted, the revisions be incorporated into the corresponding curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for purposes of adopting instructional materials.
The Senate amendments instead require the state board to consider adopting curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for instructional materials that are aligned to the adopted revised content
standards and authorize the state board to adopt instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, that are aligned to those standards.
Vote: 41. Substantial substantive change: yes.