Are you ready to purchase new textbooks?
Refer to our CURRENT Textbook Adoption Guide that was developed in 2008. We are presently in the cycle for the adoption of new texts. Check back this summer (2014) for an updated PTE Textbook Adoption Guide.
2014 PTE Textbook Adoption
We're excited to consider your textbooks and other curricular resources for adoption in Idaho. The evaluation rubrics for the courses or programs we are seeking submissions for are located below. To find out more about the process and procedures, please view them under Adoption Process at the Department of Education's website. Our evaluators will first conduct individual remote reviews of your materials using the content rubrics below. Then, when all evaluators arrive in Boise for the final consensus, they will conduct a subsequent evaluation of the materials utilizing the Both evaluation rubrics will be utilized to reach consensus about the materials submitted.
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Secondary PTE Teacher Evaluators
We need you! Contribute your expertise and commit to helping Idaho adopt strong curricular materials for use in Idaho. Join fellow professional educators from around the state, have a say in the materials you use, and get credit for it!
What's required? Evaluators will first conduct a content review of materials in May and early June. Curricular materials will be shipped to your home or workplace for review, and you may keep those materials for use in your own program. You will utilize the applicable content rubric to complete the initial review. On June 19-20, 2014, following the PTE Summer Conference, evaluators will meet at the Red Lion Downtowner to conduct a Learning Resource Evaluation Rubric and a consensus review of the same materials. You will not have to bring your materials with you, as an additional copy will be available through the State Department of Education (SDE). All normal travel expenses will be paid for or reimbursed according to state guidelines.
Evaluators have the option to register for 3 professional development credits paid for by the SDE through BSU. The credit will be documentation of the professional development and service to Idaho's schools. Sign up now to be a part of the State Curricular Materials/Textbook Selection Committee. Complete the Call for Nominations and submit it via fax or email by April 15, 2014.
Learning Resource Evaluation Rubric
The Learning Resource Evaluation Rubric will be utilized onsite during the consensus review, June 19-20, 2014.
These evaluation rubrics will be utilized to conduct individual, remote reviews during May and the beginning of June 2014. For more information, click here.