State Textbook Approved Titles


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The instructional materials listed below are reviewed by content review teams with committee-approved rubrics. The evaluation rubric is designed to assist reviewers in determining a threshold for quality for each Gateway. If instructional materials do not meet the thresholds for "Exemplifies Quality" or "Approaching Quality" for a Gateway, reviewers are prompted not to move forward with reviewing the next Gateway.

Rubric Structure

Gateway Criterion Indicators
Districts can begin the process by looking at each gateway rating for an established overview. District leaders can then review each criterion to learn more about specific features of the instructional materials. The indicator level provides the greatest amount of detail about specific content and characteristics of the materials.

 

 

 

 

 
Each rubric contains a three-tiered rating system. The first tier is labeled "Exemplifies Quality"; the second tier is labeled "Approaching Quality"; and the third tier is labeled "Not Representing Quality" 70 O.S. § 16-102(F).

State-approved textbooks are those with a rating of "Exemplifies Quality" or "Approaching Quality" on the rubric (70 O.S. § 16-104). All State-approved instructional materials are listed below.

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Rubric Results

Rubric Rating Evaluation Results State-Approval Status
Exemplifies Quality All Gateways are “Exemplifies Quality”   State-Approved
Approaching Quality All Gateways are “Approaching Quality” or Better   State-Approved
Not Representing Quality Any Gateway is “Not Representing Quality”   Not State-Approved

 

 

 

 

 

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The new state textbook/instructional material lists include evaluation rubrics completed by content area experts in the state. Districts can use these rubrics alongside their own data and local-level priorities to identify instructional materials appropriate for their district.

State-approved comprehensive materials are those with an overall rating of "Exemplifies Quality" or "Approaching Quality." All supplementary materials listed are considered State-approved and will not include a corresponding completed evaluation rubric. Supplementary materials should be reviewed by the local textbook committee to ensure the materials support high-quality instruction and selected comprehensive materials.

For additional information on district-level adoption, view a suggested District Adoption Timeline. All State-approved instructional materials are listed in the Approved Titles table below along with evaluations and pricing lists.

Approved Titles

A quick tutorial for navigating the table of Approved Titles below is available here.

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Individual Subject-Area Approved Lists with Corresponding Evaluations & Pricing Lists

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District Ordering - Resource Links

iStar Online is a convenient online ordering system Oklahoma school districts can use to submit estimates of instructional material needs and orders. Registered users can click here to access. To register with iSTAR, email oksupport@istaronline.com

Districts can also submit textbook orders directly to one or more depositories. Contact information for Archway Depository and Thompson School Book Depository is below. Some vendors may be with an alternative depository. All depositories for district orders must have a physical Oklahoma address. § 16-115

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Depositories

The superintendent or textbook coordinator appointed by the superintendent shall place orders from the proper depository or depositories for all of the textbooks needed as outlined in the textbook plan by the district for the ensuing year. A school district superintendent or textbook coordinator may order any textbooks placed on the official multiple textbook list. § 16-111(D).

Archway Depository

Thompson School Book Depository

8100 SW 47th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
405-681-9588

https://www.archway.com/

39 NE 49th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
800-456-2828
http://www.thompsonschoolbook.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessible Formats - Resource Links

State-approved instructional materials result in publishers establishing a contract with the State of Oklahoma. Contract requirements require all publishers to have any printed instructional materials available in the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) format. 

If digital instructional materials are approved, the publisher must ensure all digital materials conform at a minimum to the standards for accessibility as set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d) and its implementing regulations (36 C.F.R. § 1194), or Level AA or above of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Click here for additional information on purchasing accessible textbooks.

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Caravan and Publisher Contact Information

The Caravan is sponsored by the Oklahoma Educational Publishers Association (OEPA). Click on the links below for additional meeting information.

The Caravan is sponsored by the Oklahoma Educational Publishers Association. Click on the links below for additional meeting information.

Publisher registration information is provided below for additional district support and does not indicate the publisher has an existing instructional material contract with Oklahoma. Please refer to the state-approved lists to confirm the publisher has a current instructional material contract with Oklahoma. Contact information for publishers with approved programs for the current adoption cycle is also listed on the OEPA site.

The information below is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

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Last updated on August 11, 2022