lementary and secondary textbooks are adopted or developed by the NAD Curriculum Committee, in conjunction with NAD Summer Committees, on a six-to-seven year cycle. Textbooks are selected based on their alignment with Adventist Education Standards. Elementary and secondary Bible, elementary language arts, and elementary science textbooks are developed by the North American Division so the content intentionally integrates the Adventist worldview.

Summer Committees are organized by the NAD Curriculum Committee to assist in the adoption or development of textbooks. Teachers, school/conference/union administrators, and higher education professors, from across the North American Division, are selected to serve on the committees based on their content area expertise. Union education associates serve as the chairpersons of the Summer Committees. The responsibilities of the committees include review of current content area textbooks, and development of textbook recommendations or materials that align with Adventist Education Standards. Recommendations are then voted by the NAD Education Advisory Committee.

Materials are classified in terms of six levels as noted in the chart below. Materials classified in Level 1 are to be adopted by each conference as basic and required for use in the schools. Materials classified in Levels 2 through 5 may be re-classified by a conference curriculum committee for use in the schools of that conference. Any adaptations or revisions are to be made only with the permission of the author(s) or union(s) responsible for the development of the materials.

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Level 1—Adopted for basic use.

Level 2—Approved for basic, supplementary, or enrichment use.

Level 4—Approved for information only.

Level 6—Reviewed, but not approved.

Level 5—Approved in concept, but referred for additional study.

Level 3—Approved for use in pilot or experimental programs.

All texts and materials listed in the NAD Textbook Lists are at Level 1 unless otherwise noted.

The materials placed in this category are highly recommended but not required for use in Adventist schools.

The materials placed in this category are acceptable and may be used in Adventist schools.

The materials placed in this category are not approved for use in Adventist schools.

The materials placed in this category are those which require revision or additional editing prior to re-classification and use in Adventist schools.

The materials placed in this category are those which need field testing or which may be used in pilot or experimental programs. Such material may be returned to the NAD Curriculum Committee for consideration and re-classification.

Textbook Adoption Levels

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