Online Instructional Materials Reviews

Instructional materials are one of the most important tools educators use in the classroom to enhance student learning. It is critical that they fully align to state standards—what students are expected to learn and be able to do at the end of each grade level or course—and are high quality if they are to provide meaningful instructional support.

The Louisiana Department of Education is committed to ensuring that every classroom has access to a high-quality curriculum. In Louisiana all districts are able to purchase instructional materials that are best for their local communities since those closest to students are best positioned to decide which instructional materials are appropriate for their district and classrooms.


SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SCHOOL Districts

To support local school districts in making their own local, high-quality decisions, the Louisiana Department of Education leads online reviews of instructional materials. The tiered reviews describe the degree of alignment with state content standards. Each local school system should determine if their use is appropriate to meet the educational needs of their students.

The Department also offers districts textbooks policy guidance which outline the choices districts have when adopting textbooks and other instructional materials.

Access tiered reviews.

View contract pricing for Tier 1 and Tier 2 materials.

District Textbook Policy Guidance


    CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

    The ongoing online instructional materials review focuses on materials in:

    • Early childhood education (supporting early care and education networks for children age birth to five),
    • K-12 English language arts full courses and benchmark assessments,
    • K-12 math full courses and benchmark assessments,
    • K-12 social studies full courses and supplemental materials, and
    • K-12 science full courses.

    The Department will conduct reviews of additional content areas, as new standards are approved.

    Access the weekly report.


    Public Comment 

    Parents and other members of the public are invited to participate in the review process. Once released for public review, materials are open for public comment for a period of four weeks. To submit a public comment, contributors must agree to the rules for participation.

    IMPORTANT:

    Comments submitted will be made available to the public. Comments will be posted as part of the completed reviews posted on the Curricular Resources Annotated Reviews page.

    The Department will not verify the accuracy or validity of public comments, nor do public comments reflect the opinions or policies of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or the State Superintendent of Education.

    Review Materials


    Publishers

    Call for materials

    The Department is receiving submissions in all areas currently under review.

    To begin submitting materials, preview the submission form here, and then click the button below to submit.

    Submit materials for review.

    For more information, see our frequently asked questions.
    Send all questions and concerns to LouisianaCurriculumReview@la.gov.