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2018 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2019 Outlook

2018 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2019 Outlook

Simba Information’s 2018 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2019 Outlook provides a singular look at sales by subject in particular states—those states classified as adoption states, which conduct statewide reviews and purchasing processes for instructional materials, particularly K-12 science adoptions in Florida and Tennessee, and social studies in California. Also included are sales results in what turned out to be an off-year in the adoption cycle.

In addition to a breakdown of sales by grade levels, the 2018 edition of the annual report includes the annual publisher scorecard, background on the importance of instructional materials adoptions to distribution in the PreK-12 instructional materials industry, changes affecting the adoption process and a state-by-state calendar of adoption market opportunities from 2019 through 2022.


  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Introduction and Trends
    • Guaranteed Demand
    • 18 States Form Core of Instructional Materials Adoptions
      • Table Instructional Materials Adoption States
      • Adoption Cycles
  • 2018 State Adoption Results
    • Florida Schools Adopt Science
      • Table Florida K-12 Science Adoption Sales, 2018
      • McGraw-Hill Captures 44.7% Share
    • California Schools Buy Social Studies, Science
      • Table California K-12 Social Studies Adoption Sales, 2018
      • Pearson Takes the Lead in California
    • Science Buy Strong in North Carolina
      • MHE Tops 2018 Spending in North Carolina
        • Table North Carolina Off-Year Adoption Sales, 2018
    • Mix of Science Materials, Including OER, in Tennessee
      • Williamson County Goes for OER
      • Other Districts' Choices
    • McGraw-Hill Education Tops 2018 Publisher Adoption Scorecard
      • Table Simba Information's Adoption Publisher Scorecard, 2018
      • Pearson Holds the No. 2 Position
      • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Takes Third Place
  • Looking Ahead-2019 and Beyond
    • 17 Publishers Jockey for Position in CA Science Adoption
      • Table Approved Programs in the California 2019 K-8 Science Adoption
    • Texas OKs ELA Programs from 16 Publishers
      • Table Approved Programs in Texas 2019 K-8 English Language Arts/Reading Adoption
      • Financial Literacy
    • North Carolina Adopts K-8 Math
      • Open Source Choice
        • Table Approved Programs in the North Carolina 2019 K-8 Math Adoption
    • New Mexico will Adopt Science
      • Table Approved Programs in the New Mexico 2019 K-12 Science Adoption
    • Coming Adoption Activity
      • Table State K-12 Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule, Purchase Years 2019-2022

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