Information for Publishers Information for Publishers In an adoption year, a call or the Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina goes to publishers to request submission of textbooks/instructional materials for evaluation. The textbook adoption process from the beginning through the evaluation and adoption phases stress compatibility with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the appropriateness of the materials for the teachers and students who are the end users. The Textbook Commission convenes to discuss the evaluations of the Textbook Evaluation Advisors and their own evaluations to draft a list of recommendations to present to the State Board of Education. At a State Board meeting, the Board formally adopts the list of materials, considering the recommendations of the Textbook Commission. The North Carolina State Board of Education provides a complete listing of textbooks and other instructional materials recommended by the North Carolina Textbook Commission for use by local school systems. After the state adoption, local textbook selection committees begin another round of review and evaluation to determine which materials best suit the needs of their students. Meeting With Publishers During an adoption cycle, publishers are invited to meet with NCDPI staff for an informational presentation about the guidelines and procedures for the NC evaluation and adoption process. Submission parameters and important dates are included in the presentation. A meeting for publishers interested in participating in the 2021 adoption process was held on March 12, 2021 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meeting details will be posted at a later date. Meeting with Publishers - Agenda - 2021-03-12 Meeting with Publishers - Presentation - 2021-03-12 2021 NC Textbook Adoption - Written Questions and Answers Publishers were able to submit written questions regarding the 2021 Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina for responses from the NC Department of Public Instruction. 2021 Written Questions and Answers Textbook Adoption Process Guidelines and Details 2021 Invitation During an adoption year, the Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina goes to publishers to request submission of textbooks/instructional materials for evaluation. Compatibility with the NC Standard Course of Study and the criteria for evaluation of the appropriateness of materials are the focus of textbook evaluations. 2021 Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina The 2021 Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina 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 tentative schedule in the Invitation has been updated on page 11. NC Publishers Registry Only publishers who are on the NC Publishers Registry may submit textbooks and materials for evaluation. Publishers wishing to add their name to the NC Publisher's registry may do so by completing the registration form.