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Simba Information’s 2016 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2017 Outlook


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Simba Information’s 2016 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2017 Outlook

Simba Information’s 2016 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2017 Outlook focuses on results of instructional materials adoptions in K-12 science in four states in 2016: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

In addition to a breakdown of sales by grade levels, the 2016 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 2017 through 2020.


  • Methodology
    • Introduction and Trends
      • Technology and Device Growth
      • U.S. DOE: GoOpen
      • Guaranteed Demand
    • 18 States Form Core of Instructional Materials Adoptions
      • Table Instructional Materials Adoption States
      • Adoption Cycles
    • 2016 Science Adoption Results
      • Table Next Generation Science Standards States
      • Increased Competition in Science
        • Table Competitive Providers in Science
    • Pearson Leads in Science in Alabama
      • Table Alabama K-12 Science Adoption Sales, 2016
      • Pearson Captures 27.6% Share
      • Extended Purchasing
    • South Carolina Opts for Pearson's Interactive Science in K-5
      • Table South Carolina K-5 Science and High School Biology Adoption Results, 2016
      • Pearson Takes Top Spot in Biology
      • Pearson , McGraw-Hill Generate K-5 Social Studies Sales
        • Table North Carolina K-12 Science Adoption Sales, 2016
    • Strong in 9-12, McGraw-Hill Lands on Top in North Carolina
      • Online and Consumable
    • McGraw-Hill, School Specialty Lead West Virginia Science
      • Table West Virginia K-12 Science Adoption 2016: Publisher Share by Grade Level
      • Digital/Print Bundles
      • School Specialty: 66% of K-5
      • McGraw-Hill Share Tops 50% in 6-8 and 9-12
    • California ELA Purchasing off to Slower-than -Expected Start
      • Table California K-8 English Language Arts Adoption Sales, 2016
      • McGraw-Hill Leads in Year 1 in California ELA
    • McGraw-Hill Tops 2016 Adoption Publisher Scorecard
      • Table Simba Information's Adoption Publisher Scorecard, 2016
      • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Holds on to Second Place
      • Pearson Showed Strength in 9-12
      • Accelerate Learning Takes Position
    • Ahead in 2017 and Beyond
      • Popularity of OER
      • Adoption Delays
      • Process Progress
      • Making Standards Review Easier in Texas
      • 2017 Could Begin a Rising Tide in Adoptions
        • Table State K-12 Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule, Purchase Years 2017-2020

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