Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Public Invited to Review Proposed Instructional Materials and Textbooks

Columbia , SC - The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be on display from October 21 through November 21.

The instructional materials are on display at 20 locations throughout the state. The materials will be on display from October 21 through November 21, 2016, with instructions for submitting comments available at each site. In addition to the display sites, digital access will be available for the recommended programs.  On October 21st, the publisher-provided links will be posted at the 2016 Instructional Materials Public Review Page. The State Board of Education will receive public comments before a final decision is made on adopting the instructional materials.

The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 13, 2016, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.  The materials are in the following subject areas:

Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications

  • Fashion Design and Apparel Construction 1, 2
  • Media Technology 1, 2

Business, Management and Administration

  • Accounting 1, 2
  • Business Principles and Management
  • Google Basics
  • Personal Finance
  • Virtual Enterprise 1, 2, 3, 4

English Language Arts

  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
  • Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
  • Journalism 1, 2
  • Speech, 9–12

Exploratory Offerings

  • Introduction to Career Clusters, 7–8

Information Technology

  • General Technology—Elementary
  • Keyboarding – Elementary

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

  • Law Enforcement Services 1, 2


  • Merchandising


  • Foundations in Algebra, 9–12
  • Intermediate Algebra, 9–12

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering


  • Chemistry 1, 2 (includes Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate)
  • Forensic Science, 9–12
  • Integrated Science, 9–12
  • Physical Science, 9–12
  • Physics (includes Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate)

Sites for Public Review

  • Anderson University, Thrift Library, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621
  • Bob Jones University, Mack Library, Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29614
  • Charleston Southern University, L. Mendel Rivers Library, 9200 University Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29406
  • Clemson University, Education Media Center, 212 Tillman Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
  • Coker College, Coker College Library, 300 E. College Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550
  • College of Charleston, Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29412
  • Columbia College, Edens Library, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
  • Columbia International University, G. Allen Fleece Library, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29230
  • Converse College, Mickel Library, Converse College, 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302
  • Erskine College, Erskine Building, 2nd Floor, Curriculum Lab, Due West, SC 29639
  • Furman University, James B. Duke Library, Curriculum Review Area, Greenville, SC 29613
  • Lander University, Jackson Library, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649
  • Limestone College, Eastwood Library – Main Floor, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340
  • North Greenville University, Hester Memorial Library, 7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville, SC 29688
  • Southern Wesleyan University, Rickman Library, 916 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken, Alumni Learning Lab, BE 238, School of Education, Aiken, SC 29801
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate, School of Education, HEC 3rd Floor Atrium, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 28303
  • University of South Carolina-Beaufort, USCB Library, 8 East Campus Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909
  • Winthrop University, Instructional Technology Center, 307 Withers, Rock Hill, SC 29733
  • Wofford College, Education Department, Curriculum Lab, 111 Daniel Building, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

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