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Instructional Materials Evaluation Criteria.   

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The State Board shall adopt criteria to assist it, the Curriculum Commission, and the advisory panels appointed under Section 9549 in evaluating any instructional materials that may be submitted under Education Code section 60200.1(a)(5) and this article. The evaluation criteria shall be developed pursuant to Section 9548. At least 120 days shall be provided between the adoption of the evaluation criteria and any date established for the submission of instructional materials. The evaluation criteria shall be used exclusively to assist the State Board in making its decisions. The decision to add or not to add an individual submission to a list of adopted instructional materials shall be made at the State Board's sole discretion taking into account the totality of the information it receives.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 60005

Education Code 60206

Reference:

Education Code 60200.1(a)(5)

(Amended by Register 99, No. 16.)