California Procurement Case Study
California, an adoption state, reviews and adopts instructional materials for grades K-8. The State Board of Education only adopts full course/core instructional materials for language arts, math, history/social science, science, health, visual and performing arts, and world languages. California considers print and digital formats for instructional materials. California employs an eight-year adoption cycle per subject. Instructional materials must meet 100% of adopted state standards in addition to other evaluation criteria. Districts are not required to adopt instructional materials reviewed by the state–it is incumbent upon districts to determine their own local needs.