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Inventory of the California Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards Records
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Series Description

R255.001, Box 1, folder 1 - Box 2, folder 10

Series 1 Meeting Transcripts 1996-1998

Physical Description: 29 file folders, 29 audio cassettes, 29 video cassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists primarily of the transcripts of full commission meetings, though hearings and committee meetings are represented as well. In addition to the written transcription, several meetings were also recorded on either audio or video cassette. The researcher should also view the Meeting Files for more detailed information on the Commission's various meetings, as not every meeting was transcribed.
Audio materials have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the files to alert the researcher to the existence of these items.
R255.002, Box 2, folder 11 - Box 5, folder 19

Series 2 Meeting Files 1996-1998

Physical Description: 66 file folders, 39 audio cassettes, 7 video cassettes

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

The Meeting Files primarily consist of meeting binders created for the commissioners by Commission staff. The files include agendas, minutes, correspondence, background materials, press releases, news clippings and articles, memoranda, reports, public testimony, and draft recommendations with commentary. The files contain information and materials pertaining to all types of meetings conducted by the Commission: hearings, committee meetings, and full commission meetings. The files document the administration of the Commission as well as the research and debate surrounding the creation of academic content and standards. The researcher should view the transcripts series for the full content of selected meetings.
Audio materials have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the files to alert the researcher to the existence of these items.
R255.003, Box 6, folders 1 - 21

Series 3 Focus Group Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 21 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

The Focus Group Files document the results of focus group sessions conducted throughout the state by the Commission. Files primarily consist of surveys and may also include advertisements, staff notes, and summaries of feedback. Significant topics include age-appropriateness of the standards, specificity of the academic content, and measurability of performance criteria. The series includes a general information file as well as a summary report of all focus groups.
R255.004, Box 6, folder 22 - Box 7, folder 24

Series 4 History-Social Science Committee Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 36 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

This record series documents the work of the History-Social Science (H-SS) Committee. Files may include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, surveys, and reports. The files contain school district surveys, draft recommendations and their associated reviews, minutes of the Committee's meetings, and the final recommendations made to the Board of Education.
R255.005, Box 7, folder 25 - Box 8, folder 15

Series 5 Science Committee Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

The Science Committee files document the work of that committee. Files include correspondence, surveys, and reports. The records contain school district surveys, draft recommendations and their associated reviews, and the final recommendations made to the Board of Education.
R255.006, Box 8, folder 16 - Box 9, folder 5

Series 6 Public Testimony Files 1997-1998

Physical Description: 12 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

The Public Testimony Files contain expert reviews, general reviews, consultants' analysis, and drafts of recommendations gathered from public meetings and hearings. Files include correspondence, memoranda, background material, and written testimony. Testimony and commentary surrounds the academic content areas of English-Language Arts, Mathematics, and History-Social Science.
R255.007, Box 9, folders 6 - 28

Series 7 Subject Files 1996-1998

Physical Description: 23 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

The Subject Files document a variety of topics of interest to the Commission. Files may include correspondence, memoranda, contracts, background material, minutes, press releases, editorials, speeches, and reports. Significant topics include information regarding contracts and contractors, interagency agreements, Requests For Proposals (RFPs), press, mathematics content standards, and the Commission's background.