Welcome to the Textbook Adoption home page. The material on this site provides information about the statewide textbook adoption process in North Carolina. The Textbook Commission has a membership of twenty-three members: teachers, principals, parents, and a local superintendent. The Governor appoints members to serve four-year terms. Textbooks are evaluated using criteria that is based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Adopted textbooks are placed on contract for five years. You may find more information about the textbook adoption process, the Textbook Commission, the textbook catalog, and the Invitation to Submit Textbooks for Evaluation and Adoption in North Carolina in the various sections of the site.