• South Carolina Department of Education Instructional Materials and Textbook Review

  • Textbook Review

  • Link: SCDE 2023 Instructional Materials Public Review Memorandum

    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 at eight locations from November 3–December 4 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 November 3rd  the publisher-provided links will be posted online (2023 Virtual Public Review). The materials recommended by the  Instructional Materials Review Panels will be submitted to the State Board of Education (SBE) for adoption on  December 12, 2023. The SBE will receive public comments before a final decision is made on adopting the  instructional materials.  

    The recommended materials are in the following subject areas:  

    • Accounting 1, 2  

    • Administrative Support Technology  

    • Advanced Composition  

    • Baking and Pastry  

    • Business Principles and Management  

    • Chemistry 1, 2, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate  

    • Child Development 1, 2  

    • Culinary Arts Management 1, 2 and Introduction  

    • Early Childhood Education 1, 2, and Introduction  

    • English 1, 2, 3, 4, 9–12 and Advanced Placement (AP)  

    • English Language Arts 3-5, 6-8  

    • Exploratory Family and Consumer Sciences (6th Grade)  

    • Family Life Education  

    • Food Science 1, 2  

    • Google Basics  

    • Handwriting, 2-3 (cursive)  

    • Human Development: Responsible Life Choices  

    • Introduction to Career Clusters  

    • Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences 1 (7th Grade) – Updated curricula  

    • Keyboarding (CTE) Grades 7 and 8  

    • Language Arts, K-2  

    • Parenting Education  

    • Personal Finance  

    • Physics 1, 2, Advanced Placement 1, 2, C: Mechanics, and C: Electricity and Magnetism and International  Baccalaureate  

    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing  

    • Sports Medicine 1, 2  

    • Webpage Development  

    • World History–Advanced Placement 

    College or University, Campus Location for the Public Review Site  

    • Bob Jones University Mack Library, Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville SC  29614  

    • Clemson University, Tillman Hall, 101 Gantt Circle, Clemson, SC 29634  

    • Columbia International University Library, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29230-3122 

    • Converse University, Mickel Library, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29302 

    • Furman University, James B. Duke Library, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613 

    • Limestone University Library (Hines & Riggins Building), 535 Quarry Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340 

    • Newberry College, Center for Teacher Education, 1121 Speers Street, Newberry, SC 29108 

    • Winthrop University, Withers Building, 611 Myrtle Drive, Room 307, Rock Hill, SC 29733