Although these instructional materials are not adopted by the
State Board of Education (SBE), they have met the social content standards. After districts have certified that each pupil
has been provided with adopted, standards-aligned basic instructional
materials, the district may use general funds to purchase supplementary materials
that have either passed the State's social content review or a local review. Districts also receive restricted lottery
funds that may be used to purchase any instructional materials,
including materials from this list. For SBE-adopted materials,
see Price Lists.
Instructional materials for California public schools must comply with Education Code sections 60040-60045 and 60048 as well as the SBE guidelines in Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content (DOC) 2013 Edition, replacing the Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content (PDF) 2010 Edition.
These statutes and Board policies have been enacted so that instructional materials used in California:
- Portray accurately and equitably the cultural and racial diversity of American society;
- Demonstrate the contribution of minority groups and males and females to the development of California and the United States;
- Emphasize people in varied, positive, and contributing roles in order to influence students' school experiences constructively; and
- Do not contain inappropriate references to commercial brand names, products, and corporate or company logos.
Publisher's Submission Information
- Funding for the Purchase of Instructional
Materials and Library Materials
Current year funding amounts for Kindergarten through grade twelve instructional materials and school library materials.
- Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP)
Funding and purchasing requirements of the IMFRP.