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Instructional material for purposes of Oregon law is defined as any organized system which constitutes the major instructional vehicle for a given course of study, or any part thereof. A major instructional vehicle may include such instructional items as a hardbound or a softbound book or books, or sets or kits of print and non-print materials, including electronic and internet or web-based materials or media. Basal instructional programs may be adopted by the State Board of Education. Accessible Instructional Materials are required.
Oregon Revised Statutes are created by the legislature. Oregon Administrative Rules are created by the State Board of Education as authorized by the legislature. Click a link below and scroll down to find the ORS or OAR listed.
Division 11 Textbook Adoption
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Districts annually assure that they are in compliance with and implementing Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules. This page provides guidance to districts for amending the assurance when necessary to include a plan for compliance with OAR 581-022-2355, Instructional Materials Adoption. Following adoption by the State Board of Education, school districts must do one of the following: (1) Select and adopt from the list (ORS 337.050 and OAR 581-022-2355), (2) Independently adopt instructional materials using the State Criteria (OAR 581-022-2350) or (3) Postpone adoption for up to two years (OAR 581-022-2360).
Chapter 326 State Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education
For questions regarding the ODE Instructional Materials, email Aujalee Moore.
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