Instructional Materials

  • Duval County Public Schools formally Announces the Mathematics Adoption for the upcoming 2022-2023 School Year 

                                                 Public Notification of material reviews 

    Florida adopts instructional materials for specific courses within a selected subject area on a rotating basis. The Florida Department of Education publishes specifications for course materials and standards.  Detailed information is available on the FLDOE website.  

     

    For a list of suggested titles, please visit the Florida Department of Education website.

     

    We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a textbook adoption committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school Michelle DiBias at dibiasm@duvalschools.org or our office at 904.858.1482. 

    Notifications of materials being reviewed are posted on this web page and publicly noticed.

     

Instruction Materials Review Process

  • If you have questions or would like to review available print or digital resources under review, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.858.3673 Current materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM when district offices are open at the third floor of 1700 Prudential Drive. Adopted materials can be accessed by appointment at 4880 Bull’s Bay Highway. Please call 904.858-3673.

    • District reviews are made according to recommended bid lists on the FLDOE website.
    • Publisher forms and agreements are uploaded into edcredible.com for preliminary review and requests for information regarding digital and non-digital formats.
    • A committee is selected and determined at the district level to review the materials and goes through Professional development for the review process.
    • A rubric is used for the review and by criterion, finalists are selected for the next level. The number of finalists is established by the review committee.
    • Finalists’ materials are sent out by publishers to easily-accessible schools throughout the district and at 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 for the community to interact with. The materials are noted on the district webpage and are available for a 20-day period of time before the next review.
    • School, stakeholders, and community review groups are recruited and determined to establish equity and diversity among the committee.
    • The final selection or selections are presented to the board for consideration.
    • The final selection is chosen by the Superintendent.
    • A thirty-day period is open for any objection and reconsideration of the materials.

     

    Notification of material reviews will be posted on the following page. 

Reconsideration of Instruction Materials

  • Please note the following Florida statute that pertains to input regarding instructional materials:

    F.S. 1006.28 (2)(a)(2)(a,b) Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The process must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board that:

    1. An instructional material does not meet the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d) if it was selected for use in a course or otherwise made available to students in the school district but was not subject to the public notice, review, comment, and hearing procedures under s. 1006.283(2)(b)8., 9., and 11. b. Any material used in a classroom, made available in a school library, or included on a reading list contains content that is pornographic or prohibited under s. 847.012, is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented, or is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used. If the district school board finds that an instructional material does not meet the criteria under sub-subparagraph a. or that any other material contains prohibited content under sub-subparagraph b., the school district shall discontinue use of the material for any grade level or age group for which such use is inappropriate or unsuitable. Please utilize the Reconsideration Form if you would like to object to any instructional material.

Instructional Materials Adoption

  • Qualifying Reviewers

    To evaluate the quality of instructional materials for use in district classrooms, Duval County Public Schools is seeking qualified expert reviewers to review the Mathematics adoption for the upcoming  2022-2023 school year. In accordance with FL ST § 1006.283, the following criteria will be used select reviewers to review instructional materials:

    District Committee Reviewers:

    • An employee of Duval County Public Schools
    • At least 3 years of teaching experience
    • Hold a Florida Department of Education Certification or Endorsement in one or more of the following areas:
      • Elementary (Grades K-6)
      • Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5-9)
      • Mathematics 6-12
      • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)
      • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    • Evidence of substantial mathematics content expertise and student achievement
    • A content area specialist, instructional coach, or district administrator that directly supports instruction in the area of mathematics
    • Recommendation by a district administrator

    District Adoption Reviewers:

    • An employee of Duval County Public Schools
    • At least 3 years of teaching experience
    • Hold a Florida Department of Education Certification in one or more of the following areas:
      • PreK/Primary Education (Grades Pre-K-3)
      • Elementary (Grades K-6)
      • Middle Grades Mathematics (Grades 5-9)
      • Mathematics 6-12
      • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12)
      • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    • A classroom teacher, content area specialist, instructional coach, interventionist or administrator that either provides or supports instruction in the area of mathematics
    • Evidence of substantial mathematics content expertise and student achievement
    • Recommendation by district or school-based administrator

    or

    • Parent of a student currently enrolled in a Duval County Public Schools

    or

    • A community member who resides in Duval County.

    If you are considering this process and would like to be a candidate, please reach out to Michelle DiBias, Supervisor of Instructional Materials and Media Services, or email Dibiasm@duvalschools.org 

Review of Instructional Materials

  • Instructional materials under review for consideration in DCPS schools will be available for review on the 3rd floor at 1701 Prudential Drive. If you would like access to the available materials after the November District Review or require assistance reviewing any online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office to make an appointment at 904.858.1482. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

     

  • Parent Information

    Pursuant to section 1002.20(19)(b), F.S., for a parent to learn about his or her minor child's course of study, including the source of any supplemental education materials can be obtained through the Student Support Application Software webpage on the District’s website and as set forth in the District’s Student Progression Plan. Your student's login will provide access to online materials listed in alphabetical order. 

    Visit our blended learning website for student Digital resources. 

    Pursuant 1006.28(2)(a)1, F.S., parent rights to inspect school district instructional materials, related information is set forth in Board Policy 4.10. A list of Materials used throughout DCPS schools is located below.  Please click the link for all associated titles to the curriculum.