Science Textbook Public Comment

SUBJECT: Science Textbook Public Comment

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is currently in the review process for science textbooks according to the Board of Education approved Timeline for State Approval Process for Science. Committees of Virginia educators used the Textbook Criteria for Science to conduct the textbook review and determine the alignment of the submitted textbooks to the expectations in the 2018 Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework.

The VDOE is conducting a 30-day virtual public comment period. The public comment period starts July 23, 2020, and will conclude on August 21, 2020. Public comment may be sent to vdoe.science@doe.virginia.gov and will be reviewed with the intent to bring to the Board a final list of proposed approved textbooks for K-12 science in September 2020. Information to remotely access the textbooks is provided below.

Recommended Resources for Elementary School Science (Word)

Recommended Resources for Middle School Science (Word)

Recommended Resources for High School Science (Word)

An ACPS parent may use their student's device at any ACPS drive up wifi access location to view the science materials for public comment. Public comment closes on Augst 21st. 

All questions may be directed to Wanda Smith, Supervisor of Math, Science, Gifted, and Elective Programs: wsmith@amherst.k12.va.us