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Textbook Reviews

The reviews of programs recommended by the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission for inclusion on the Official List of Textbooks and Instructional Materials were prepared by committees of classroom teachers and other experts (state advisory panels) and approved by the commission. The reviews are conducted for the twofold purpose of assisting the commission in formulating the official list and of assisting local adoption committees in selecting the textbook programs which best meet their local needs.

View the process for public reviews of textbooks in Tennessee.

Public Comment Form

This form allows individuals to provide feedback on any textbook that has been approved by the State Board of Education.

Error Identification Form

Individuals who choose to report possible errors in textbooks and instructional materials approved by the State Textbook Commission should complete the Corrective Action Feedback Form.

The Section C Reviews file will direct you to the Section C Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.

Screening Instruments

Section C Approved Adoption List

Publisher Responses

Textbook Adoption Advisory Panels: Science, Fine Arts, CTE, and PE/Wellness

Advisory Panelist Employer Position
Lynne Berney Knox County Schools Educator
Susan Dorsa Hamilton County Schools Educator
Adrema Higgins Lebanon Special School District Educator
Lauren Lane Rutherford County Schools Educator
Crystal Lock Dyer County Schools Educator
Michelle Newman Hamblen County Schools Educator
Diane Parton Warren County Schools Educator
Latoya Pugh Shelby County Schools Instructional Support
Sarah White Williamson County Schools Educator
Jessica Willings Jefferson County Schools Educator
Patsy Buckner Metro Nashville Public Schools Educator
Melanie Coffey Hamblen County Schools Educator
Terii Cummins Hancock County Schools Educator
Catherine Ginel Oak Ridge Schools Educator
Jennifer Hill Washington County Schools Educator
Kellee Hill Metro Nashville Public Schools Educator
Laura Houston Hamilton County Schools Educator
Rachel Persaud Blount County Schools Educator
James Watson Ivy Academy Chattanooga Educator
Mary Benton Coffee County Schools Educator
Jeannie Cuervo Cleveland City Schools Educator
Hannah McKinney Washington County School District Educator
Jessica Moore Hayes Elizabethton City Schools Educator
Rebecca Murphy Rutherford County Schools Educator
Tami Russell Knox County Schools Educator
Philip Tharp Knox County Schools Educator
Kelly Chastain Vanderbilt University Staff
Bonnie Principe Clarksville Montgomery County Schools System Science Coordinator
Jane Skinner Knox County Schools Educator
Lindsay Wolthers Sumner County Schools Educator
Peggy Bertrand-Terpstra UT, Knoxville Faculty
Joseph Foy Knox County Schools Educator
Erica Johnson Knox County Schools Educator
Advisory Panelist Employer Position
Amanda Galbraith Shelby County Educator
Holly Briggs Knox County Educator
Ted Edinger Davidson County Educator
Heather Casteel Knox County Visual Arts Content Specialist
Dru Davison Shelby County Fine Arts Advisor
Sarah Cummings Knox County Educator
Atticus Hensley Coffee County Educator
David Potter Shelby County Educator
Jennifer Conway Loudon County Educator
Nikkie Parker-Dunnewold Shelby County Educator
Ted Fuller Shelby County Fine Arts Consulting Teacher
Mary Lynnea Hunter Wilson County Educator
Carrie Paulo Shelby County Educator
Becky Hartle Chester County Educator
Advisory Panelist Employer Position
Marta McPeters Fentress County Educator
Tim Utt Hamblen County Educator
Sean Price Davidson County Educator
Kelly Chastain Vanderbilt Educator
Advisory Panelist Employer Position
Shannon Railling Warren County Educator
Dawn Skelton Wayne County CSH Coordinator
Wendy Wyatt Grainger Co Educator
Ryen Minton Roane County Educator

The CTE Reviews link will direct you to the CTE Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.

The following individuals have been chosen to serve as the Advisory Panelists for Section B:

Advisory Panelists Employer Position Panel
Blankenship, Anthony Jackson- Madison County Educator Section B: Architecture & Construction
Carey, LuAnn Bradley County Educator Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Chandler, Vernon Sevier County Educator Section B: Architecture & Construction
Edney, Raygan Perry County Educator Section B: Health Science
Farr, Janice Oak Ridge CSS Educator Section B: Health Science
Halkiades, Julie Rutherford County Educator Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Hankins, Aaron Knox County Educator Section B: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Inman, Ryan Dyersburg City Educator Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Kirby, Jeana Knox County Educator Section B: Health Science
Lewis, Ryan Marion County Educator Section B: STEM
McMurray, Jeff Knox County Educator Section B: Architecture & Construction
Reist, Jennifer Metro-Nashville Public Schools Educator Section B: Health Science
Richter, Lisa Williamson County Educator Section B: Architecture & Construction
Tantawi, Khalid Motlow State Educator Section B: STEM
Vester, Jacklyn Putnam County Educator Section B: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Wade, Jamason Shelby County Educator Section B: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics    

Note: These are draft reviews and have not been edited for grammar or typing errors. Content has been reviewed.

Section CTE A - Local Adoption Year 2016

This CTE A Reviews link will direct you to the CTE A Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.

Section I - Local Adoption Year 2015

The Mathematics K-12 Reviews link will direct you to the Mathematics Advisory Panelists' Reviews for all textbooks and instructional resources which were submitted and reviewed. It does not include textbooks and Instructional Resources which were either not bid or were withdrawn after failing to meet all of the required components of section 1 of the screening instrument.

The Mathematics K-12 Publishers Written Responses to Section 2 includes comments from publishers. These comments are written in response to section 2 of the screening instrument. Publishers were allowed to respond to section 1 of the screening instrument in writing and via presentations which occurred on August 23, 2014. In addition, publishers were allowed, and encouraged, to resubmit content based on the reviews of section 1.

The academic standards approved by the State Board of Education and the textbook and instructional materials screening instrument approved by the commission comprise the basis for these reviews. The review by the state advisory panelists shall include an examination as to whether the textbooks or instructional materials:

  1. Conform to the standards for their subject areas or grade levels;
  2. Are free of any clear, substantive, factual or grammatical errors; and
  3. Comply with and reflect the values expressed in § 49-6-1 028(b), if the textbook or instructional materials are being considered for adoption as a textbook or instructional materials for education of students in general studies and specifically in United States history and this nation's republican form of government.

Disclaimer

The long-standing philosophy of the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission has been to provide local school systems with a broad range of flexibility by including all suitable books on the official list. The information provided from the review process is, therefore, intended to assist local adoption committees, not to replace them.

These programs were reviewed by Tennessee teachers using Tennessee standards and considering the needs of Tennessee classrooms. We make no claims regarding the suitability of any of these programs for classrooms outside Tennessee.