2014 Textbook Commission Meetings

Additional Information

Meeting and Workshop agendas, minutes, and related documents are available from the items below.

October 31, 2014

Final Textbook Adoption List (Section I, Mathematics) Presented at State Board of Education Meeting

October 6, 2014

Video

Draft Meeting Minutes: These minutes have not been approved by the State Textbook Commission.

  • Meeting Workshop Agenda
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Start Time: 10:00 A.M. CST

    1. Discuss the Possibility of Closing the Textbook Collection Sites Since All Samples will be Available for Public Inspection Online beginning with the 2014-16 Section A Adoption Cycle
      1. Monty Wilson, Deputy Director, Content and Resources, Tennessee Department of Education

    Updates

    1. Update on Progress Implementing 2014 Textbook Legislation
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    2. Status of 2015 Textbook Commission Appointments
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    3. 2015 State Advisory Panelist Member Recruitment
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    4. Master Textbook Annual Calendar
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    5. Publisher Agreement, Textbook Contracts
      1. Elizabeth Taylor, Staff Attorney, Tennessee Department of Education

    Revised TDOE Textbook Communications and Policies

    1. Revised Waiver Protocol and Update on District Waivers
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    2. Publisher Communications and Documents for the Next Adoption Cycle
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education

    Meeting Agenda & Materials

    1. Oct. 6 Commission Meeting Agenda Items
      1. Emily Freitag, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Department of Education
      2. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education

    Download the workshop files.

  • Start Time: 12:30 P.M. CST

    Call to Order

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

    Roll Call

    • Rebecca Wright, Policy and Communications Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Department of Education

    Action Items

    1. Adoption of Agenda
      1. Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman
    2. September 22, 2014 Meeting Minutes
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    3. Official List of Mathematics Textbooks
      • Monty Wilson, Deputy Director, Content and Resources, Tennessee Department of Education
      • Preliminary List of Textbooks: Section 1 Math - Full Bid
      • Preliminary List of Textbooks: Section 1 Math - Sections 1 & 2
      • Publisher Responses to Section 2 Reviews (zip)
    4. 2014-16 Textbook Adoption Schedule - Computer Science, Tech Engineering, & Instructional Tech
      • Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    5. Textbook Commission Rules & Policies - Final Read
        1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
      1. Supplement to Contract-Policies of Tennessee State Textbook Commission Rule
      2. Objectives of the State Review Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Process Policy
      3. Roles and Responsibilities of the State Textbook Commission Policy
      4. Policies and Procedures for Free Materials and Samples
      5. Textbook and Instructional Materials Samples
      6. Publishers Policy
      7. Commission Meetings Policy
      8. Publisher Corrective Action Plan Policy

    Announcements & Notices

    • Textbook LEAD Sessions
      • Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    • 2015 Textbook Schedule and Meeting Dates
      • Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education

    Other Business from the Commission

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

    Adjournment

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

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September 22, 2014

Video

Approved meeting minutes

Location: Room 29, Legislative Plaza, Nashville, TN

  • Meeting Workshop Agenda
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Start Time: 8:30 A.M. CST

    1. Introductions of Commission Members
      1. Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman
    2. Introductions of Tennessee Department of Education Staff
      1. Monty Wilson, Deputy Director, Content and Resources, Tennessee Department of Education
    3. Overview of Commission Meeting Protocols
      1. Rebecca Wright, Policy and Communications Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Department of Education
    4. Update on the Review Process, Work of the State Advisory Panels, & Public Comments for Mathematics Textbooks
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    5. Math Textbooks Review Process
      1. Emily Freitag, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee
        Department of Education
    6. Overview of Agenda for Sept. 22 Meeting
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    7. Brief Overview of Meeting Workshop Agenda and Meeting Agenda for Oct. 6 Meeting
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education

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  • Start Time: 10:15 A.M. CST

    Call to Order

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

    Roll Call

    • Rebecca Wright, Policy and Communications Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Department of Education

    Introductions of New Commission Members

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

    Action Items

    1. Adoption of Agenda
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    2. April 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    3. Textbook Commission Rules & Policies - First Read
      1. Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
      1. Supplement to Contract-Policies of Tennessee State Textbook Commission Rule
      2. Objectives of the State Review Textbook and Instructional Materials Review Process Policy
      3. Roles and Responsibilities of the State Textbook Commission Policy
      4. Policies and Procedures for Free Materials and Samples
      5. Textbook and Instructional Materials Samples
      6. Publishers Policy
      7. Commission Meetings Policyand Rules of Order
      8. Publisher Corrective Action Plan Policy
    4. Revised Textbook Adoption Cycle
      1. Monty Wilson, Deputy Director, Content and Resources, Tennessee Department of Education

    Presentations

    1. Overview on Advisory Panel Recommendations for Mathematics Textbooks
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
      • Advisory Panel Recommendations for mathematics textbooks

    Announcements & Notices

    • Reminder of Oct. 6 Regular Meeting
      • Rebecca Wright, Tennessee Department of Education
    • Textbook LEAD Sessions
      • Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education

    Break for Lunch: 11:15–12:15 P.M.

    Presentations

    1. Review of Math Textbook State Review Process
      1. Monty Wilson, Tennessee Department of Education
    2. Publisher Presentations on Mathematics Textbooks
      1. Textbook Publishers
    3. Math Textbook Review Process
      1. State Advisory Panelist

    Other Business from the Commission

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

    Adjournment

    • Dr. Craig Hammond, Chairman

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August 23, 2014
  • Textbook Review Committee Debriefing and Norming of Section II: Additional Alignment Criteria And Indicators Of Quality
  • Publishers hearings in response to Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria
  • Public comment
  • Any public citizen wishing to speak should contact Monty Wilson (James.M.Wilson@tn.gov) by noon on Friday, August 22, 2014 in order to be added to the agenda.

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July 25, 2014

Preliminary Textbook Adoption List (Section I, Mathematics) Presented at State Board

June 16-17, 2014
  • Textbook Review Committee Debriefing and Norming of Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria
  • Textbook Review Committee Orientation – Standards & Section II: Additional Alignment Criteria And Indicators Of Quality
June 13, 2014 Cancelled

Special Called Meeting of the State Textbook Commission

May 9-10, 2014

Reviewer Publisher Hearings (This is dependent upon the number of publishers bidding in each section; May 11 may be added if a large number of publishers bid)

May 3-4, 2014

Textbook Review Committee Orientation – Standards & Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria

March 17, 2014 April 9, 2014

Minutes

Meeting of State Textbook Commission, Election of Officers

February 13, 2014

Meeting of Committee to Select Reviewers

January 24, 2014
  • Process Overview
  • Standards expectations
  • Rubric Overview
January 13, 2014

Draft minutes These minutes have not been approved by the Textbook Commission.

  • Consideration of the Math Textbook Reviewer Rubric
  • Other business