OAR 581-011-0055
Guidelines for the Selection of Instructional Materials Criteria Committees


Instructional materials criteria committees shall be appointed by and work under the supervision of the Oregon Department of Education.


A criteria committee in each subject area for which state adoptions are planned shall be appointed the year preceding a state adoption. The committee shall recommend categories and draft criteria to be used in evaluating the instructional materials submitted for basal consideration.


Committees shall conduct committee work in time to present the final draft of the criteria to the State Board of Education by the Board’s January meeting in the year of the adoption.


Each committee shall be chaired by the Department of Education specialist in the particular subject area for which criteria are being developed. In the event that there is not a staff specialist in a particular subject field, the Department shall obtain a specialist to serve as chair.


Each committee shall include no less than five members selected from among Oregon classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, and others having experience and expertise in the subject area under consideration.


Travel, lodging, and meal expenses for committee meetings are to be reimbursed in accordance with state policy from review fees collected by the Department of Education from publishers.

Source: Rule 581-011-0055 — Guidelines for the Selection of Instructional Materials Criteria Committees, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=581-011-0055.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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