The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has changed the textbook subject cycle. This year, the Science and the Social Studies adoption cycles will be reversed. The adoption cycle, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2019, will include the Social Studies, Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-grade Reading and Language Arts, and Computer Education/Instructional Technology. Science and The Arts (including Fine Arts and Music) textbooks will be adopted in 2013, effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2020.
These changes will allow sufficient time to review and revise Science standards including the addition of the Common Core Science Literacy standards modeled on the Oklahoma C3 Social Studies Standards. In addition, this closes the gap in the revision of state academic standards and the acquisition of supporting instructional materials from two years to one year.
This does not affect the current Language Arts adoption. Please order English, ESL, Remedial Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Composition, Handwriting, and Debate now. The PreK-5 Reading and Language Arts adoption for next year will focus on PreK-5 Reading that integrates the Social Studies Common Core ELA strands into their programs. This gives schools the opportunity to purchase Social Studies and related Reading materials next year. The Social Studies adoption next year will include all grade levels.
For more information, contact Paige Pierce-Phillips at (405) 521-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.