Adoption Process- Overview

In May of each year, the State Textbook Committee issues a “Call for Bids” for instructional materials for specific subject areas. These instructional materials are adopted by the State Textbook Committee on a rotating basis, usually for a period of six years. Instructional Technology is adopted every three years. (click here to view the Subject Cycle)

Publishers respond by announcing their intent to bid, after which they provide the State Textbook Committee with samples of their materials and correlations to the Oklahoma C3 Priority Academic Student Skills. The State Textbook Committee reviews these instructional materials and votes in November to approve them for the state-adopted list. (view the Bidding Procedures)


The newly approved titles are added to the master textbook list and schools order materials through the two textbook depositories:

Important Outside Links



Toni Peterson, Chairperson
Stephanie Harper, Co-Chairperson

Oklahoma State Textbook Committee
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 315
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Instructional Materials: (405) 521-3456