Adoption Guidance

Selecting instructional materials is one of the most critical decisions a district will make. Ensuring that those materials are aligned to California's standards and meet the needs of your district can be overwhelming, particularly when examining a crowded marketplace. Our adoption guidance helps districts prioritize time while maximizing choice with actionable resources.

Pre-work

Pre-Work

Identify your team, understand your district’s needs, define your adoption parameters, and gather data.

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District Lens

This resource helps you identify district adoption policies and procedures, ground your work in data from prior adoptions, and establish indicators of success for the work ahead.

Prioritize

Prioritize

Based on data collected, set adoption priorities and build stakeholder buy-in through engagement and strong communications.

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Parameters, Priorities, and Process

These documents will guide you through the process of establishing your adoption committee by: determining parameters, timeline, and budget; setting priorities; and selecting a decision-making process.

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Select

Using district priorities and evidence on materials, make a decision about which instructional materials are right for your district.

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Decision-Making

Use these guidelines to help make a final decision among your top choices for instructional materials.

Rollout

Rollout

Develop a plan for how you will roll out your new materials that includes a timeline for implementation, professional learning, progress monitoring, and stakeholder engagement.

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Creating a Rollout Plan

This resource helps in planning how you will rollout your instructional materials adoption.