Instructional Quality Commission sets 2023 goals

The state’s Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) met Jan. 26 to approve its 2023 goals, select a chair and vice chair and select members for various committees following an orientation day on Jan. 25.

Commissioners approved six goals for the year, including ensuring all IQC members understand and adhere to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act; engaging and participating in a continuous improvement protocol as it works through relevant curriculum and instruction issues; and providing support for the launch of events, rollout plans and professional learning activities associated with curriculum frameworks, model curricula and instructional materials as appropriate.

Additional goals include making sure that IQC priorities reflect advisory needs of the California State Board of Education, providing support for Mathematics Framework revisions as well as any curriculum and instruction content that SBE requests, and offering support for the upcoming Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption. In July 2022, the SBE opted to delay final action on the framework to an undetermined date in 2023.

The commission also held its 2023 election for chair and vice chair as well as for three spots on the executive committee. Lily Jarvis, who serves as the director of equity and accountability at Alhambra Unified School District, was named chair and Linsey Gotanda, who serves as assistant superintendent of Palos Verdes Peninsula USD, was named vice chair.

Commissioners Kimberly Young, Cristina Andre and Charice Guerra were selected for the three open executive committee spots. Young is a teacher at Culver City USD, Andre is a teacher at Ontario-Montclair School District and Guerra is the district relations manager for the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) Model.

The IQC welcomed new commissioners Jennifer Hicks, Janet Lanning, Alicia Raygoza, Kou Vang and Erica Zepeda, appointed by the SBE, at the meeting. Commissioners serve four-year terms.

A recording of the meeting will be available to view on the IQC meeting webpage. The commission is scheduled to convene next on March 15-16.