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Instructional materials used in Oregon’s classrooms need to reflect the most current information and research and be aligned to academic content standards. To this end, these instructional materials are subject, by law, to a review process and must meet established specifications and criteria in order to be approved by the State Board of Education for use in classrooms.
Adoption Criteria listed by Content Area
Information on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
Adopted Instructional Materials by Content Area
Links to OAR & ORS for Instructional Materials
Announcements and Notices provide information and forms related to the adoption of instructional materials throughout the adoption process.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education (IDEA) Act and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).
A central repository that receives and catalogs publishers' electronic files of print instructional materials in a standard (NIMAS) format. NIMAC significantly expedites the time frame in which instructional materials are delivered to students with special needs in the classroom.
Serves as a one-stop resource for K-12 instructional materials in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. This resource eliminates the need to contact each publisher directly, saving time, reducing freight costs and simplifying purchasing procedures.
An information literacy website that provides resources to learn research skills, includes an APA and MLA citation generator, and connects Oregon users to a suite of periodicals databases. After clicking on your role (Elementary Student, Elementary Educator, Secondary Student, or Secondary Educator), students and staff in Oregon public and private schools can click on Find Information to access thousands of nonfiction articles, most of which have Lexile levels. To receive your district or private school’s database login or for questions, contact Jennifer Maurer, the School Library Consultant at the Oregon State Library. The website and database subscriptions are supported through a Library Services and Technology Act grant.
Has a mission to protect, promote and inform software companies and the digital content industry.
Represents publishers of all sizes and types located throughout the country and is the principal trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.
A professional organization that supports partnership between educational resource providers and the school districts they serve.
For questions regarding the ODE Instructional Materials, email Jeremy Wartz or call 503-947-5736.
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