Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1980

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

Darwin Goodey

Third Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw


Local schools and school districts in the State of Washington have the responsibility for selecting textbooks to meet the district's philosophies, goals, and objectives as well as state regulations. To eliminate some of the problems inherent in this situation and to ensure more satisfactory results, this writer developed a procedure based on a committee approach, using a participatory decision making mode. Also, evaluative criteria and a rating tool were designed for use in screening, evaluating, and selecting textbooks. This project presents the steps used in the process.