|November 24, 1999
TO: The Administrator Addressed
SUBJECT: Conforming and Nonconforming Textbooks
Enclosed are lists of conforming and nonconforming instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education on November 5, 1999. The board adopted instructional materials in the following subject areas:
The State Board of Education adopted instructional materials based upon all information compiled during the evaluation process - original evaluations and recommendations by state textbook review panel members; documentation provided by the publishers to indicate coverage of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in original submissions; evaluations of new content submitted after the preliminary report; and results of show-cause hearings.
Conforming Instructional Materials. These instructional materials were determined to address 100% of the TEKS included in Proclamation 1997 for the subject areas and grade levels for which they were adopted.
Nonconforming Instructional Materials. These instructional materials were determined to meet at least half, but not all, of the TEKS included in Proclamation 1997 for the subject areas and grade levels for which they were adopted. Enclosed is a list of TEKS that have been identified as not addressed.
School districts should consider the following information as textbook selections are made.
Two additional documents are enclosed. You will find a list of ancillary materials to be provided to school districts at no charge to accompany instructional materials adopted in 1999 and a list of publishers participating in the 1999 adoption. In accordance with statute and rules, publishers are to provide information to school districts that fully describes the adopted materials by January 3, 2000. School districts are required to contact publishers directly to request samples.
If you have questions regarding the enclosed materials or the state adoption process, please contact Textbook Administration at (512) 463-9601.
Enclosures: List of Conforming Instructional Materials
|The enclosures for this letter can be found on the Textbook Administration Webpage at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Textbooks. A Microsoft Word version of this letter is also available for download.|
For further information on this topic, contact Textbook Administration at (512) 463-9601.