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§ 115C‑88. Commission to evaluate textbooks offered for adoption.

(a)        The Commission shall evaluate all textbooks offered foradoption.

Each proposed textbook shall be read by at least one expert certifiedin the discipline for which the textbook would be used. The Commission may useexternal experts if no Commission member or advisory committee member qualifiesas an expert certified in a particular discipline.

The Commission may consider any review of a proposed textbook by otherexperts certified in the discipline who are not involved in the textbookadoption process. However, these reviews may not substitute for the directexamination of the proposed textbook by a Commission member, an advisorycommittee member, or any other expert retained by the Commission.

(b)        Each member shall examine carefully and file a writtenevaluation of each proposed textbook for which the member is responsible.

The evaluation report shall give special consideration to thesuitability of the textbook to the instructional level for which it is offered,the content or subject matter, whether the textbook is aligned with theStandard Course of Study, and other criteria prescribed by the Board.

Each evaluation report shall be signed by the member making the reportand filed with the Board not later than a day fixed by the Board when the callfor adoption is made. (1955, c. 1372, art. 24, s. 4; 1969, c. 519, s. 1; 1981, c. 423, s. 1;1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 777, s. 3(a); 1999‑237, s. 8.30(b).)