ELA K-5 Adoption 2016

English Language Arts K-5 Adoption

Seattle Public Schools in February 2016 has initiated an adoption process for instructional materials to support reading in grades kindergarten through 5. An adoption committee, comprising teachers, parents and community members, was formed to begin the process in March 2016.

NEW: Final Opportunity for Community Feedback Runs October 3 - November 30

Read more about the three finalists after round 1 (updated June 2016).

Learn more about our process and timeline.

The instructional materials process will follow the Seattle Public Schools Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, Policy No. 2015. If approved by the Seattle School Board, the new textbooks will be put into use during the 2017-18 school year.


Adoption Committee Information

View the list of adoption committee members. PDF of committee members

Applications were reviewed after the March 2 deadline. The adoption committee includes principals, teachers, parent/guardians and community members who could provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the instructional materials provided for review.

Contact us

Adoption Coordinator
Kathleen Vasquez
Literacy and Social Studies Program Manager
kavasquez@seattleschools.org
206-252-0234

Co-coordinator
Kristin Nichols
Literacy Curriculum Specialist
klnichols@seattleschools.org
206-252-0692


Adoption Meeting Notes

November 9, 2016 PDF

November 3, 2016 PDF

March 15, 2016 PDF

March 17, 2016PDF


April 27, 2016PDF


May 4, 2016pdf

May 19, 2016pdf


Field Test Applications

Staff should access our Google form to apply.

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