Guidance for Selecting or Curating High-Quality Instruction…

teachers’ participation in the process influenced the adoption decisions. (Prado Tuma et al. 2022, 13) Thus, once the results have been aggregated, it is important to reconvene the selection committee to discuss the results. Most districts want the committee members to reach a consensus about the materials to recommend for adoption. However, it is important for t he district’s voting procedures to address how a material will be selected if consensus is not reached.

Recommend Materials for Adoption

Generally, the school board has to formally adopt the district’s core materials. If that is the case in your district, it is important to inform the board about how and why the materials recommended for adoption were selected. Provide the type and amount of information board members need to feel secure in voting to adopt the recommended materials and to advocate on the district/campus’ behalf if the adoption decisions are challenged. For example, it would be prudent to explain

Practice Tip

Consider addressing the following topics in the board presentation: • Why the adoption was necessary • To whom the needs assessment was distributed • How the rubric addressed the needs assessment feedback • The selection committee members’ positions • The titles of the materials reviewed and how those titles were selected • Rubric data and any amendments made during the selection committee’s deliberations to support each of the committee’s recommendations

how teachers, parents, and community were afforded an opportunity to participate in the process and who participated on the selection committee(s). Also, provide the data that support s the selection committee’s recommendations. The rationale for adopting the new materials should also be documented clearly and communicated to the teachers who will be using the new materials. To build teacher buy-in, the communication should include how teacher input was integrated into the selection process. (Prado Tuma et al. 2022, 13) It may


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