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  • Adoption of Textbooks and Instructional Materials

    The State Board of Education (SBE) has the constitutional authority to adopt textbooks for grades one through eight (Article IX, Section 7.5 of the California Constitution). California Education Code (EC) sections 60200–60204 describe the process for the adoption of instructional materials for kindergarten through grade eight (K–8) and mandate that submitted materials be evaluated for consistency with the criteria and standards in the SBE’s curriculum frameworks. (for more information visit CDE)

    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 is designed to ensure broad public participation. The adoption process involves three concurrent steps: Social Content Review; Public Review and Comment; and Education Content Review. (for more information visit CDE)

    Last Reviewed: Friday, December 23, 2016


     Alvord Adopted Core Textbooks and Instructional Materials

    Elementary-Middle--High Schools


    Williams Settlement

    "Sufficient textbooks or instructional materials" means that each pupil, including English learners, has a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home to complete required homework assignments. It does not require two sets of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil. It does not include photocopied sheets from only a portion of a textbook or instructional materials copied to address a shortage. (For more information visit CDE Williams)

     Last Reviewed: Friday, October 14, 2016



    Last updated: Friday, July 21, 2017


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