Textbook Adoption

Textbooks-Print and DeviceWelcome to the Textbook Adoption home page. The material on this site provides information about the statewide textbook adoption process in North Carolina. Textbooks are evaluated by the NC Textbook Commission based on alignment to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and specific content area criteria. More information about the textbook adoption process, the NC Textbook Commission, the state adopted textbook list, and the Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina can be found in various sections of this site.

2020 North Carolina Textbook Evaluation and Adoption Process Postponed Indefinitely

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved postponing the 2020 North Carolina textbook evaluation and adoption process indefinitely. The decision was made due to concerns with COVID-19.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction expects to provide a revised tentative schedule in the future. Any updates and revisions will be posted on the textbook adoption web page when available. Questions regarding the postponement should be sent to nctextbooks@dpi.nc.gov.

2020 Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina Revised
The 2020 Invitation was approved by the State Board of Education on March 5, 2020. The Invitation initiates the annual evaluation and adoption of textbooks in selected subject categories for use in North Carolina schools. This document, including all attachments, provides an overview of the process for submission, evaluation and adoption of textbooks. Grades 9-12 mathematics and Career and Technical Education areas are currently under consideration for adoption.

The Invitation was revised on March 11, 2020 to reflect a modified meeting format and to include an additional subcommittee meeting and on July 9, 2020 to include additional CTE courses for consideration. The NC Textbook and Evaluation Adoption Process is postponed indefinitely until further notice.