2016 English Language Arts K-5
English Language Arts K-5 Adoption
Seattle Public Schools in February 2016 has initiated an adoption process for instructional materials to support reading in grades kindergarten through 5. An adoption committee, comprising teachers, parents and community members, was formed to begin the process in March 2016.
Read more about the three finalists after round 1 (updated June 2016). Please contact a Coordinator to access this update.
The instructional materials process will follow the Seattle Public Schools "Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, Policy No. 2015" (PDF posted soon). If approved by the Seattle School Board, the new textbooks will be put into use during the 2017-18 school year.
Adoption Committee Information
Contact a Coordinator to view the list of adoption committee members .
Applications were reviewed after the March 2 deadline.
The adoption committee includes principals, teachers, parent/guardians and community members who could provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the instructional materials provided for review.
Literacy and Social Studies Program Manager
Literacy Curriculum Specialist
Adoption Meeting Notes | Contact a Coordinator for Meeting Notes
November 9, 2016
November 3, 2016
March 15, 2016
March 17, 2016
April 27, 2016
May 4, 2016
May 19, 2016
Field Test Applications