Textbook Commission

The State Textbook Commission is composed of 10 members whose responsibility is to recommend an official list of textbooks for approval of the State Board of Education. The Commissioner of Education serves as Secretary of the Commission.

By law, the Commission includes:

  • a county superintendent,
  • a city superintendent,
  • a principal,
  • one teacher or supervisor from grades 1-3,
  • one teacher or supervisor from grades 4-8,
  • one teacher or supervisor from grades 9-12,
  • one member not employed in the educational system of the state from each of the three grand divisions of the state.

Commission Members

Position Member Name/Email Term Division
Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman 4/2011- M
Principal Craig Hammond 7/2014-12/2014 M
Lay Member: East TN Jason Robinson 8/2013-12/2015 E
Lay Member: Middle TN Emmett Lewis Moorer, Jr. 7/2014-12/2014 M
Teacher/ Supervisor 4-8 Shannon Streett 8/2014-12/2014 M
Teacher/ Supervisor 9-12 Cory Concus 8/2014-12/2014 W
Lay Member: West TN Vacant    
County Director of Schools Verna D. Ruffin  9/2014-12/2014 W
City Director of Schools Vacant    
Teacher/ Supervisor 1-3 Vacant    


Commission Meeting Dates and Minutes

May 13, 2013

Minutes

  • Election of Chairperson
  • Announcement of the Bidders for Section IV Social Studies K-12
  • Consideration of Substitutions of Newer Editions

June 10, 2013

Minutes

Textbook Review Committee Orientation/Publisher Hearings Section IV - Social Studies K-12

September 16, 2013

Minutes

Publishers' Review Response Hearings Section IV - Social Studies K-12

October 7, 2013

Minutes

  • Approval of the Official List for Section IV - Social Studies K-12
  • Approval of materials for Section I- Mathematics K-12

October 23, 2013

January 13, 2014

Draft minutesThese minutes have not been approved by the Textbook Commission.

  • Consideration of the Math Textbook Reviewer Rubric
  • Other business

January 24, 2014

  • Process Overview
  • Standards expectations
  • Rubric Overview

February 13, 2014

Meeting of Committee to Select Reviewers

March 17, 2014 April 9, 2014

Draft minutes - These minutes have not been approved by the State Textbook Commission.

Meeting of State Textbook Commission, Election of Officers

May 3-4, 2014

Textbook Review Committee Orientation – Standards & Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria

May 9-10, 2014

Reviewer Publisher Hearings (This is dependent upon the number of publishers bidding in each section; May 11 may be added if a large number of publishers bid)

June 13, 2014 Cancelled

Special Called Meeting of the State Textbook Commission

June 16-17, 2014

  • Textbook Review Committee Debriefing and Norming of Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria
  • Textbook Review Committee Orientation – Standards & Section II: Additional Alignment Criteria And Indicators Of Quality

July 25, 2014

Preliminary Textbook Adoption List (Section I, Mathematics) Presented at State Board

August 23, 2014

  • Textbook Review Committee Debriefing and Norming of Section II: Additional Alignment Criteria And Indicators Of Quality
  • Publishers hearings in response to Section I: Non-Negotiable Alignment Criteria
  • Public comment
  • Any public citizen wishing to speak should contact Monty Wilson (James.M.Wilson@tn.gov) by noon on Friday, August 22, 2014 in order to be added to the agenda.

419 Wildcat Way, Lebanon, TN

September 22, 2014

  • State Textbook Commission Meeting Workshop, 8:30 a.m. CST - Agenda
  • Meeting of State Textbook Commission, 10:15 a.m. CST - Agenda
  • Publishers' Hearings Section I - Mathematics – Final response
  • Textbook Review Committee final reviews
  • View live-streaming of Workshop and Meeting

Room 29, Legislative Plaza, Nashville, TN

October 6, 2014

  • State Textbook Commission Meeting Workshop, 10:00 a.m. CST - Agenda
  • Meeting of State Textbook Commission, 12:30 p.m. CST - Agenda
  • Recommendation of Books for Section I, Mathematics
  • Link to view live-streaming of Workshop and Meeting - Coming Soon!

Room 16, Legislative Plaza, Nashville, TN

October 31, 2014

Final Textbook Adoption List (Section I, Mathematics) Presented at State Board of Education Meeting

Additional Information

Last Update: September 18, 2014