Selection of Instructional Materials

Instructional Materials are all materials designed for use by students and their teachers as learning resources to help students to acquire facts, skills, and/or to develop cognitive processes. These instructional materials, used to help students meet adopted learning standards, may be printed or digital, and may include textbooks, technology-based materials, other educational media, and assessments.

Materials fall into one of five categories:

  • Core Instructional Materials
  • Alternative Core Materials
  • Intervention Materials
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Temporary Supplemental Materials

Core instructional materials are recommended for adoption to the Board of Directors by the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC). The IMC meets each spring to review and recommend for adoption any proposed materials and resources that would be considered core instructional materials. Any parent or community member interested in participating in the IMC adoption process should contact Sally Keeley, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at 360-641-1040.

Materials vary by grade level, subject, and location. For questions about instructional materials start with the classroom teacher or school.

Supplemental materials are used in conjunction with the core instructional materials of a course. Materials are used to support, enrich and individualize the curriculum to meet the instructional needs of students. To request approval for the use of supplemental materials, please complete the form below.


Instructional Materials Matrix