The reviews of programs recommended by the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission for inclusion on the Official List of Textbooks and Instructional Materials were prepared by committees of classroom teachers and other experts (state advisory panels) and approved by the commission. The reviews are conducted for the twofold purpose of assisting the commission in formulating the official list and of assisting local adoption committees in selecting the textbook programs which best meet their local needs.
Public Comment Form
This form allows individuals to provide feedback on any textbook that has been approved by the State Board of Education.
Error Identification Form
Individuals who choose to report possible errors in textbooks and instructional materials approved by the State Textbook Commission should complete the Corrective Action Feedback Form.
The Section C Reviews file will direct you to the Section C Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.
Textbook Adoption Advisory Panels: Science, Fine Arts, CTE, and PE/Wellness
|Lynne Berney||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Susan Dorsa||Hamilton County Schools||Educator|
|Adrema Higgins||Lebanon Special School District||Educator|
|Lauren Lane||Rutherford County Schools||Educator|
|Crystal Lock||Dyer County Schools||Educator|
|Michelle Newman||Hamblen County Schools||Educator|
|Diane Parton||Warren County Schools||Educator|
|Latoya Pugh||Shelby County Schools||Instructional Support|
|Sarah White||Williamson County Schools||Educator|
|Jessica Willings||Jefferson County Schools||Educator|
|Patsy Buckner||Metro Nashville Public Schools||Educator|
|Melanie Coffey||Hamblen County Schools||Educator|
|Terii Cummins||Hancock County Schools||Educator|
|Catherine Ginel||Oak Ridge Schools||Educator|
|Jennifer Hill||Washington County Schools||Educator|
|Kellee Hill||Metro Nashville Public Schools||Educator|
|Laura Houston||Hamilton County Schools||Educator|
|Rachel Persaud||Blount County Schools||Educator|
|James Watson||Ivy Academy Chattanooga||Educator|
|Mary Benton||Coffee County Schools||Educator|
|Jeannie Cuervo||Cleveland City Schools||Educator|
|Hannah McKinney||Washington County School District||Educator|
|Jessica Moore Hayes||Elizabethton City Schools||Educator|
|Rebecca Murphy||Rutherford County Schools||Educator|
|Tami Russell||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Philip Tharp||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Kelly Chastain||Vanderbilt University||Staff|
|Bonnie Principe||Clarksville Montgomery County Schools System||Science Coordinator|
|Jane Skinner||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Lindsay Wolthers||Sumner County Schools||Educator|
|Peggy Bertrand-Terpstra||UT, Knoxville||Faculty|
|Joseph Foy||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Erica Johnson||Knox County Schools||Educator|
|Amanda Galbraith||Shelby County||Educator|
|Holly Briggs||Knox County||Educator|
|Ted Edinger||Davidson County||Educator|
|Heather Casteel||Knox County||Visual Arts Content Specialist|
|Dru Davison||Shelby County||Fine Arts Advisor|
|Sarah Cummings||Knox County||Educator|
|Atticus Hensley||Coffee County||Educator|
|David Potter||Shelby County||Educator|
|Jennifer Conway||Loudon County||Educator|
|Nikkie Parker-Dunnewold||Shelby County||Educator|
|Ted Fuller||Shelby County||Fine Arts Consulting Teacher|
|Mary Lynnea Hunter||Wilson County||Educator|
|Carrie Paulo||Shelby County||Educator|
|Becky Hartle||Chester County||Educator|
|Marta McPeters||Fentress County||Educator|
|Tim Utt||Hamblen County||Educator|
|Sean Price||Davidson County||Educator|
|Shannon Railling||Warren County||Educator|
|Dawn Skelton||Wayne County||CSH Coordinator|
|Wendy Wyatt||Grainger Co||Educator|
|Ryen Minton||Roane County||Educator|
The CTE Reviews link will direct you to the CTE Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.
The following individuals have been chosen to serve as the Advisory Panelists for Section B:
|Blankenship, Anthony||Jackson- Madison County||Educator||Section B: Architecture & Construction|
|Carey, LuAnn||Bradley County||Educator||Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources|
|Chandler, Vernon||Sevier County||Educator||Section B: Architecture & Construction|
|Edney, Raygan||Perry County||Educator||Section B: Health Science|
|Farr, Janice||Oak Ridge CSS||Educator||Section B: Health Science|
|Halkiades, Julie||Rutherford County||Educator||Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources|
|Hankins, Aaron||Knox County||Educator||Section B: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics|
|Inman, Ryan||Dyersburg City||Educator||Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources|
|Kirby, Jeana||Knox County||Educator||Section B: Health Science|
|Lewis, Ryan||Marion County||Educator||Section B: STEM|
|McMurray, Jeff||Knox County||Educator||Section B: Architecture & Construction|
|Reist, Jennifer||Metro-Nashville Public Schools||Educator||Section B: Health Science|
|Richter, Lisa||Williamson County||Educator||Section B: Architecture & Construction|
|Tantawi, Khalid||Motlow State||Educator||Section B: STEM|
|Vester, Jacklyn||Putnam County||Educator||Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources|
|Wade, Jamason||Shelby County||Educator||Section B: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics|
Note: These are draft reviews and have not been edited for grammar or typing errors. Content has been reviewed.
Section CTE A - Local Adoption Year 2016
This CTE A Reviews link will direct you to the CTE A Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.
Section I - Local Adoption Year 2015
The Mathematics K-12 Reviews link will direct you to the Mathematics Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.
The Mathematics K-12 Publishers Written Responses to Section 2 includes comments from publishers. These comments are written in response to section 2 of the screening instrument. Publishers were allowed to respond to section 1 of the screening instrument in writing and via presentations which occurred on August 23, 2014. In addition, publishers were allowed, and encouraged, to resubmit content based on the reviews of section 1.
The academic standards approved by the State Board of Education and the textbook and instructional materials screening instrument approved by the commission comprise the basis for these reviews. The review by the state advisory panelists shall include an examination as to whether the textbooks or instructional materials:
- Conform to the standards for their subject areas or grade levels;
- Are free of any clear, substantive, factual or grammatical errors; and
- Comply with and reflect the values expressed in § 49-6-1 028(b), if the textbook or instructional materials are being considered for adoption as a textbook or instructional materials for education of students in general studies and specifically in United States history and this nation's republican form of government.
Method of Delivery
This designation identifies a program at any level which requires technological hardware, software, and/or infrastructure for its implementation. Local school systems adopting these programs are responsible for determining the necessary platforms and infrastructure to support these programs and for providing the technology necessary to deliver instruction.
Programs that may use a variety of delivery methods and that are not exclusively dependent on technology.
The long-standing philosophy of the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission has been to provide local school systems with a broad range of flexibility by including all suitable books on the official list. The information provided from the review process is, therefore, intended to assist local adoption committees, not to replace them.
These programs were reviewed by Tennessee teachers using Tennessee standards and considering the needs of Tennessee classrooms. We make no claims regarding the suitability of any of these programs for classrooms outside Tennessee.
This designation identifies an on-level resource for use at a particular grade level or course level. The basal should address the standards and grade level/course level expectations of the designated subject area. The basal program is the resource that local boards of education are required to adopt and encouraged to make available for students.
This designation identifies a resource which addresses one or more elements of the subject area, but fails to address other elements of state standards. Systems may adopt a co-basal for use as a supplement to address certain elements of the subject area. This category would include supplementary materials which are not a part of a basal text. Each element addressed in the co-basal program must meet the same standards as the basal programs. Co-basal texts cannot be purchased as a primary resource for instruction.
This designation may be used to identify texts that address the needs of students not on grade level. Such books are designated as “Alternative Level-Low” or “Alternative Level-High.” These books may be purchased in lieu of the basal text for a limited number of students. Local systems have the option of adopting resources as an alternative level text even though the resource has not been identified on the official list. Alternative level programs should meet the same standards as the basal programs.