Adoption Process- Overview

In April 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. Following an approved intent to bid, publishers provide a complete bid package, samples of their materials, and correlations to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Teams of content-experts review these instructional materials using a three-tier rubric approved by the STC. Final reviews and rating are submitted to the STC for their final consideration. The STC votes in November to approve the reviews and ratings for the state-adopted list. For additional information, please go to


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

Important Outside Links



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

Instructional Materials: (405) 521-3456