Oregon Department of Education
Instructional Materials

News Announcements

Instructional materials used in Oregon’s classrooms need to reflect the most current information and research and be aligned to academic content standards. To this end, these instructional materials are subject, by law, to a review process and must meet established specifications and criteria in order to be approved by the State Board of Education for use in classrooms.

Adoption Criteria

Adoption Criteria

Criteria used in the evaluation of instructional materials are developed by stakeholders and formally adopted by the State Board of Education.


Review Committee Comments

Results and commentary provided by instructional materials evaluation committees.

Independent Adoption

Independent Adoption

Information for districts on adopting materials in place of or in addition to those adopted by the State Board of Education. (OAR 581-022-1622 and ORS 337.141)

Laws & Rules


Laws and rules related to instructional materials.

Links & Resources

External Links & Resources

State and national resources related to instructional materials.

Adopted Materials

Adopted Instructional Materials

Instructional materials on this list are reviewed using specific criteria and formally adopted by the State Board of Education. (OAR 581-022-1640 and ORS Chapter 327) Links to caravan videos are included.

Common Core

Instructional Materials & the Common Core

In 2012-13 an Interim Adoption (Bridge Year) took place to “bridge” Oregon’s existing investment in instructional materials to support the implementation of the Oregon Common Core State Standards. CCSS ELA and Literacy instructional materials will be reviewed in Summer 2013 and Math in 2014.

Accessible Materials

Accessible Materials

The review process requires assurance from publishers and content providers that print materials meet the most current National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standards (NIMAS) and electronic copies are submitted to the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center (NIMAC).

Postponing Adoption

Postponing Adoption

Districts may choose to postpone the adoption of instructional materials for up to two years and must notify the state. (OAR 581-022-1650 and ORS 337.120.)

Price Lists

Price Lists

Prices and materials listed are guaranteed under contract for six years.

Questions specific to a content area should be directed to: Mark Freed for Mathematics, Jamie Rumage for Science, Nicole Dalton for English Language Arts, Martha Martinez for English Language Proficiency. Their contact information is listed below.


  • Mark Freed Email    (503) 947-5610
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist
  • Jamie Rumage Email    (503) 947-6504
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist
  • Martha Martinez Email    (503) 947-5778
    Equity Unit - Education Specialist
  • For general questions regarding instructional materials, please contact:
    Vanessa Clark eMail (503) 947-5746
    College & Career Readiness, Administrative Specialist 2