July 10, 2023 – EdSource’s John Fensterwald writes about the more than 600 public comments received regarding the state’s new math framework. Comments from Managing Attorney John Affledt are included in the story:
We thank the Board and Department for listening to the substantial public comments and input in developing the 2023 Mathematics Framework. We are pleased to see that the focus on equity in pedagogical approaches to teaching math remains from the previous version and support CDE’s recommendation for approval. However, we request that language in Chapter 13 around Category 1 for instructional materials’ alignment with standards be modified to ensure that instructional materials are aligned to the Mathematics Standards and the English language development (ELD) standards in the same way ELD alignment is expected in the English language arts framework.