Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/20/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on the Approval of the Selection of Textbooks/Instructional Materials for Ninth- and Tenth-Grade English Language Arts, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Chemistry, International Baccalaureate Physics, International Baccalaureate Chemistry, K-through-Eighth-Grade World Languages, K4-through-Eighth-Grade General Visual Arts, K4-through-Eighth-Grade General Music, and Pre-Kindergarten Integrated Curriculum
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.26 - Textbooks/Instructional Materials Adoption
Attachments:
File Attachment:
ATTACHMENT 1 Textbooks Instructional Materials.pdf
Background: In accordance with the textbooks/instructional materials adoption rules of Administrative Policy 7.26, Textbooks/Instructional Materials Adoption, textbooks/instructional materials evaluation committees were formed as a result of the Board’s action on October 27, 2016, which opened subject areas for selection studies. The committees have completed the necessary studies with respect to ninth- and tenth-grade English language arts, Advanced Placement physics, Advanced Placement chemistry, International Baccalaureate physics, International Baccalaureate chemistry, and kindergarten-through-eighth-grade World Languages textbooks/instructional materials selections.

In accordance with the textbooks/instructional materials adoption rules of Administrative Policy 7.26, Textbooks/Instructional Materials Adoption, textbooks/instructional materials evaluation committees were formed as a result of the Board’s action on February 23, 2017, which opened subject areas for selection studies. The committees have completed the necessary studies with respect to K4-through-eighth-grade general visual arts, K4-through-eighth-grade general music, and pre-kindergarten integrated curriculum textbooks/instructional materials selections.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Approval of this item authorizes expenditures. The estimated cost for selection of the recommended textbooks/instructional materials is $8.9 million. Funding is included in the FY17 budget, budget code Textbooks – GEN-0-0-INV-DW-ETXB.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Textbooks/instructional materials and on-line tools for the recommended adoptions will be purchased in FY17 with funds that have been allocated in FY17. Professional development for teachers will begin in FY17. Textbooks/instructional materials and online tools will be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year.
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board authorize the Administration to select the following textbooks/ instructional materials and begin the negotiation and implementation processes as specified, including related supplementary materials such as teacher manuals, resource guides, and online resources:

English Language Arts (Grades 9 and 10)
•myPerspectives English Language Arts (Grade 9); 2017; Pearson Education.
•myPerspectives English Language Arts (Grade 10); 2017; Pearson Education.

Advanced Placement Physics
•College Physics: A Strategic Approach, 3rd ed., Knight, Jones, Field; 2015; Pearson Education.

Advanced Placement Chemistry
•Chemistry: The Central Science, 14th ed., Brown, LeMay; 2017; Pearson Education.

International Baccalaureate Physics
•Physics, 1st ed., Bowen-Jones, Homer; 2014; Oxford University Press.

International Baccalaureate Chemistry
•Higher Level Chemistry, 2nd ed. and eText bundle; 2014; Prentice Hall; Pearson Education.

World Languages (K–8)
•Descubre el español con Santillana (Grades K–5); 2015; Santillana USA Language Education Experts.
•Español Santillana (Grades 6–8); 2015; Santillana USA Language Education Experts.

General Visual Arts (K–8)
•Explorations in Art (Elementary School Curriculum), Stewart & Katter; 2008; Davis Publications, Inc.
•A Global Pursuit: Explorations in Art, 2nd ed. (Middle School), Stewart & Katter; 2009; Davis Publications, Inc.
•A Community Connection: Explorations in Art, 2nd ed. (Middle School), Stewart & Katter; 2009; Davis Publications, Inc.
•A Personal Journey: Explorations in Art, 2nd ed. (Middle School), Stewart & Katter; 2009; Davis Publications, Inc.

General Music (K–8)
•Quaver’s Beyond Marvelous General Music Curriculum; 2013; QuaverMusic.com, LLC.

Pre-K Integrated Curriculum
•Frog Street; 2017; Frog Street Press, Inc.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Jacqueline M. Mann - Board Clerk/Director