The Florida State Instructional Materials Adoption process is set via the state's adoption cycle. Instructional materials are adopted by subject area on a 5-year cycle with variation as needed to meet the state’s needs and priorities. Adoption Cycles are posted on this website and are amended as necessary. The State Board of Education adopts policies and procedures for the adoption process. These policies and procedures contain important information pertaining to each part of the adoption process, including deadlines, which publishers must adhere to.
Florida adopts the major tool of instruction along with its ancillaries. To be eligible for adoption, the major tool of instruction must adhere to the following:
- Materials that provide instructional content and student learning activities for each of the standards and benchmarks that are in the course descriptions for reading, language arts, literature, math, science, social studies, physical education, health, world languages, visual arts, and performing arts;
- Materials that provide instructional content and student learning activities for each of the intended outcomes and/or student performance standards of the Career and Technical Education Curriculum Frameworks.
Materials that do not meet the definition of a major tool of instruction will not be adopted.