OAR 581-011-0066
Appointment of Committees to Evaluate Instructional Materials for State Adoption


ORS 337.050 (List of textbooks and instructional materials) requires the State Board of Education to adopt a list of instructional materials for each grade and subject field in the standard curriculum for which, in its judgment, such materials are required.


The Board, therefore, directs that educators who are knowledgeable of the grade level and subject area of materials to be reviewed be appointed to committees to evaluate instructional materials submitted by publishers, and delegates to the Superintendent of Public Instruction the responsibility for appointment of such committees. No fewer than three-fourths of the membership of each committee shall be comprised of classroom teachers currently employed in Oregon public schools.


The committee membership should reflect the size and geographic diversity of school districts throughout Oregon as well as the racial and ethnic diversity of Oregon students and teachers. The committee members shall be chosen from a pool of names solicited from local districts, educational service districts, and other interested organizations including appropriate subject matter professional organizations.


The committees shall determine the degree to which the submitted materials meet the Board’s criteria as adopted under OAR 581-011-0065 (Approval of Criteria for Evaluation of Instructional Materials). Based on the scores received, the Department of Education will present to the Board a recommended list of basal instructional materials for adoption.


The rosters of committee appointees will be available from the Department of Education.

Source: Rule 581-011-0066 — Appointment of Committees to Evaluate Instructional Materials for State Adoption, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=581-011-0066.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 581-011-0066’s source at or​.us