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:

Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Textbooks and Materials Used in the Course of Instruction

These guidelines provide a summary of factors for districts to consider when electing to use electronic textbooks and other electronic devices and materials used in the course of classroom instruction.

Pricing and Accessibility Compliant Publishers for 2023

Activate Learning
Liz Pabon -
Phone: 888-698-8463
B.E. Publishing
Michael Gecawich –
Phone: 888-781-6921

Benchmark Education Company, LLC
Peter Clifford –
Phone: 914-217-0239
Beford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group (MacMillian)
Hannah Spratt -
Phone: 417-429-0815 ext. 222
Carpenters International Training Fund
Diana Lucas - or Joe Travis -
Phone: (Lucas) 702-806-9164 or (Travis) 513-539-7849
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Shawna Tysse -
Phone: 618-806-4635
Cengage Learning
Beverly M. Jones -
Phone: 513-229-1532
Cheng & Tsui Co., Inc.
Chris Yust -
Phone: 866-604-2357
CPM Educational Program
Carmel Draper –
Phone: 209-745-2055

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

Exploros Inc.
Yoel Givol -
Phone: 617-529-1240

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

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

Anne Matz -
Phone: 312-521-0397

Kendall Hunt Publishing
Meg Yeakey -
Phone: 800-542-6657

McGraw-Hill LLC
Kim Harvey -
Phone: 800-338-3987

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


Ohio History Connection
Carla Mello –
Phone: 614-297-2542

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

ORIGO Education
Chris Sidor –
Phone: 1-888-674-4601
Perfection Learning
Jennifer Pustejovsky –
Phone: 214-543-4210
QuaverEd, Inc
Eric Wormsbaker –
Phone: 866-917-3633

Ramsey Education (Ramsey Solutions)
Robyn Olson -
Phone: 615-777-0354

Red Bank Publishing
Edward D. Laughbaum -
Phone: 614-563-1835

Sadlier, A Division of William H. Sadlier, Inc.
Jim Devlin -
Phone: 513-349-7716
Savvas Learning Company LLC  
Lish Dubisky -
Phone: 857 353-5573

Studies Weekly
Jasmine Sexton –
Phone: 801-615-9137

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

The Math Learning Center
Shanel Parette -
Phone: 1-800-575-8130
Vista Higher Learning
Carla Levia –
Phone: 617-351-4869

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

W.W. Norton and Company, Inc
Ellee Shover -
Phone: (917) 656-3099

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

Ashley Birsic –
Phone: 212-967-6070

Last Modified: 11/30/2023 3:00:12 PM

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.