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ACS Textbooks Currently In Use

Elementary

  • K-5 ELA - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Into Reading
  • K-5 Math - Ready Math
  • For digital textbooks and instructional resources, please visit this link.

*Teachers may use additional instructional resources not listed to support personalized learning within the classroom.

Middle

  • 6-8 ELA - Study Sync
  • 6-8 Math - Illustrative Math
  • For digital textbooks and instructional resources, please visit this link.

*Teachers may use additional instructional resources not listed to support personalized learning within the classroom.

High

  • 9-12 ELA - Pearson - myPerspectives
  • 9-12 Math - Carnegie Learning
  • For digital textbooks and instructional resources, please visit this link.

*Teachers may use additional instructional resources not listed to support personalized learning within the classroom.


Instructional Materials/Textbooks Inspection Procedure

  1. All textbooks/instructional materials are available for viewing by parents who have students enrolled in Arlington Community Schools.

  2. The procedure requires the following steps:
    1. Parents must put the request in writing to the local school principal with the following information:
      1. Parent Name
      2. Student Name
      3. School
      4. Date
      5. Instructional Material/Textbook for Review
      6. Parent Justification for the Review

  3. The principal will set a review time agreed upon with the parent/guardian. The principal will field any questions or concerns at the end of the review.

Reconsideration of Instructional Materials & Textbooks” Procedure

  1. After parents/guardians complete the inspection procedure and desires further resolve, the complainant may complete a Request of Reconsideration for Instructional Materials Form for a formal review to be conducted.

  2. The complainant form may be requested from the Chief of Academics ([email protected])

  3. Please refer to ACS Policy 4.403 for additional information about Reconsideration of Instructional Materials and Textbooks.

Local Textbook Adoption Procedure

Teacher/Parent Nominations for Textbook Adoption Committee

  1.  The responsibility of textbook selection rests with the ACS textbook selection committees subject to approval by the Board.
  2. The ACS Textbook Committees shall be set up by the grade and subject matter fields and composed of teachers, supervisors and parents with student enrolled in an ACS school. There will be a minimum of 5 members on each committee.
  3. Committees shall be composed by grade or groups of grades arranged so that a committee may consider an entire series of books if it should so desire.
  4. Teachers and supervisors appointed to committees shall have three (3) years or more experience as teachers or supervisors in public schools.
  5. Teacher selections to the committee are by principal nomination. All schools will be represented on the committee. Teachers will be required to complete an application to serve on the committee once nominated by the principal. Applications will be reviewed by district office to make sure all qualifications are met.
  6. Parent selections to the committee are by principal nomination. All schools will be represented on the committee. Parents will be required to complete an application to serve on the committee once nominated by the principal. Applications will be reviewed by the district office to make sure all qualifications are met.
  7. All committee members shall attend (1) orientation session on the textbook adoption process as well as take an oath.
  8. The official list of the district textbook committee members must be submitted to the Board of Education for approval.
  9. Once approved by the ACS Board of Education, no teacher or parent can communicate directly with a vendor.

Local Textbook Committee Framework for Textbook Selection

  1. The following modes will be considered in the textbook selection process when applicable:
    1. LTC Reviews of Proposed Textbooks
    2. Teacher Surveys and Feedback
    3. State textbook reviews 
    4. Textbook evaluation rubrics 
    5. Vendor Presentations 

  2. Public Feedback
    1. Any additional mode of review must be approved by the Chief of Academics.
    2. At the end of the review of the proposed textbooks for adoption, all local textbook committee members will cast a vote for their preference of textbook. 
    3. The Chief Financial Officer will be the person responsible for verifying the count and final tally of votes. 
    4. Once the votes have been tallied, the final selections will be shared with the Superintendent. The Superintendent will then be responsible for sharing the selection with the ACS Board of Education. The ACS Board of Education will review the selection and consider for approval.

Textbooks & Public Feedback

  1.  Selected state adopted textbooks considered in the local adoption will be available for public viewing and feedback for (1) day prior to the selection by the district textbook committee. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide written feedback on the selected state adopted textbooks being considered. The selected date for viewing must be advertised to the public (7) days prior to the public viewing/feedback day.


Vendor Roles & Presentations

  1. Vendors may or may not present an overview of their products to the textbook adoption selection committee members.
  2. The Chief of Academics has the right to deny any vendor presentation based on the district’s goal and vision for teaching and learning.
  3. No vendor may contact any committee member directly. Any vendor questions must be directed to the elementary, middle and high school supervisors.

State of Tennessee Textbook Adoption Cycle

  • 2022-23 – CTE Only
  • 2023-24 – Math and CTE
  • 2024-25 - Science, P.E./Wellness, Fine Arts and CTE
  • 2025-26 – Social Studies, World Languages and CTE
  • 2026-27 – English Language Arts and CTE
  • 2027-28 – CTE Only