APS Parents, Teachers & Community Invited to Participate in K-12 Textbook Review

Each year, the state reviews learning resources that relate to a particular subject or group of subjects in order to create a recommended list.
Each year, the state reviews learning resources that relate to a particular subject or group of subjects in order to create a recommended list.

Beginning June 24, 2013 educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 English Language Arts/Reading.

The 2013 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites will be open for approximately three weeks.  The sites will allow the public, including parents and educators, to review and evaluate learning resources that may be used in the classroom over the coming years.

There are 14 sites around the state with one in each of Georgia’s Congressional Districts.  The sites will be open Monday-Thursday, generally during the school business hours.  All sites are closed on Fridays and holidays.  This year, the state is compiling a list of learning resources and instructional materials for Grades K-12 English Language Arts/Reading courses.

The recommendation process is based on a six-year cycle.  Each year, the state reviews learning resources that relate to a particular subject or group of subjects in order to create a recommended list.  Please visit http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Learning-Resources.aspx  for more information and Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) about the adoption process.

After the summer review, the Learning Resources Advisory Committee will meet in late July to compile a recommended list of learning resources for approval by the State Board of Education.  Each local school system will determine which learning resources best meet the system’s particular instructional needs.

Atlanta Public Schools parents, teachers and community members can participate June 24 – July 11 at Kennedy Middle School, 225 James P. Brawley Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30314, room S102.  Assistance will be available Monday thru Thursday, 8:30am – 3:30pm.  The site will be closed on July 4th.

Other Information:  Textbook Page Link Listed Below

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Learning-Resources.aspx

Questions concerning the Georgia Textbook Recommendation Program should be addressed to:

Issac Sparks, Literacy Coordinator, Atlanta Public Schools
(404) 802-2307

or

Georgia Department of Education
1754 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-6865

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