Adoption and Purchase of Textbooks

Ohio public school districts must adopt or purchase printed or electronic textbooks from publishers approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce that have agreed to sell textbooks to school districts in Ohio at a price no more than the lowest list wholesale price available to school districts in any other state. Publishers also must meet accessibility requirements outlined in law. Ohio is a local adoption state; therefore, individual school districts may choose the textbooks that best meet the needs of their curriculum, as long as all publishers are chosen from the approved list.

Please notify the Department if an approved publisher fails to comply and offers or lists a price for a printed or electronic textbook higher than the wholesale list price in another state.

Neither the State of Ohio nor the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce endorse or recommend textbooks or publishers. Please review the Pricing and Accessibility Compliant List and contact publishers directly for pricing.

Please note, the Department does not approve the content of the textbooks or educational materials sold by approved textbook publishers nor does the Department represent that the content of the textbooks or educational materials align with Ohio’s operating and educational standards.

Instructions for Pricing and Accessibility Compliance 

Textbook publishers requesting to be placed on the list must satisfy the requirements set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3329.01 and Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-21 each year. For more information, download this information packet:

Approved List for Core Curriculum and Instructional Materials in English language arts

Under ORC 3313.6028(B), the Department shall establish a list of English language arts core curriculum and instructional materials that are aligned with the science of reading and strategies for effective literacy instruction.

The Department’s list of approved core curriculum and instructional materials includes all materials that met the required criteria for prekindergarten and kindergarten-grade 5. 

Visit the High-Quality Instructional Materials in English Language Arts webpage for the complete list and information on the separate submission process for the English language arts core curriculum and instructional materials list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing and Accessibility Compliant Publishers for 2024

Activate Learning
Liz Pabon -
Phone: 888-698-8463
Beford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group (MacMillian)
Susana Garcia -
Phone: 855-858-4774

Benchmark Education Company, LLC
Ruth Krieger –
Phone: 614-314-5700

Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Claudia Greenwell -
Phone: 317-287-9116

Carpenters International Training Fund
Diana Lucas - or Joe Travis -
Phone: (Lucas) 702-806-9164 or (Travis) 513-539-7849

Cengage Learning
Beverly M. Jones -
Phone: 513-229-1532

Chris Yust -
Phone: 866-604-2357
CPM Educational Program
Carmel Draper –
Phone: 209-745-2055

Curriculum Associates, LLC
Jackie Sullivan –
Phone: 800-225-0248

Davis Publications, Inc.
Laura Flavin –
Phone: 800-533-2847 ext. 1749

Discovery Education, Inc.
Colin Odell -
Phone: 202-710-1926

Gallopade International
Michael Longmeyer –
Phone: 770-631-4222

Great Minds
Heather Todorov –
Phone: 734-730-3888

Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
Jennifer J. Selby –
Phone: 800-323-0440

Lori Lampert -
Phone: 603-602-9072 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Kendra Smith -
Phone: 720-473-7450

Innovamat Education Inc
Joan Prous
Phone: 480-675-7284

Imagination Learning, LLC
Lynette McVay -
Phone: 213-648-7215

McGraw-Hill LLC
Lindsay Brown
Phone: 614-430-6939

Mujo Learning Systems
Lexi Bentley –
Phone: 1-888-536-6856


Open Up Resources
Jennifer Vizenor -
Phone: 503-936-1837

Perfection Learning
Jennifer Pustejovsky –
Phone: 214-543-4210

QuaverEd, Inc.
Eric Wormsbaker –
Phone: 866-917-3633

Savvas Learning Company LLC  
Lish Dubisky -
Phone: 857-353-5573

Sadlier, A Division of William H. Sadlier, Inc.
Jim Devlin -
Phone: 513-349-7716

Studies Weekly
Jasmine Sexton –
Phone: 866-311-8734

Teachers' Curriculum Institute
Amanda Crooks -
Phone: 1-800-497-6138

The DBQ Company
Amy Chubner -
Phone: 847-475-4007

The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Education
Caitlyn McEvilly -
Phone: 615-777-0354

The Math Learning Center
Shanel Parette -
Phone: 1-800-575-8130

Vista Higher Learning
Shannon DiStefano –
Phone: 617- 426-4910

Wayside Publishing
Becky Chateauneuf -
Phone: 518-621-3530

W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.
Adam Neider -
Phone: 347- 541-2281

Zaner-Bloser, Inc.
Laureen Reynolds –
Phone: 614-486-0221

Last Modified: 7/3/2024 11:13:42 AM

Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce website, including materials within Ohio’s Learning Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.