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Curriculum Developers

Amber Anderson

Jennifer Rivera

Eric Nelson


The purpose of P-5 Literacy Instructional Materials Adoption Committee is to carry out the instructional materials selection process and make a recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee based on objective evidence gathered during this process. The P-5 Literacy Instructional Materials Adoption Committee will follow the Critical Criteria outlined in BSD Procedure 0130P.

Vision & Mission

Vision: All students are critical thinkers and effective communicators, thriving in a global community centered on multilingualism.

Mission: In service of all students, we honor their assets and experiences by elevating their voices and affirming their full linguistic repertoires with culturally relevant, explicit and systematic language and literacy instruction that is integrated throughout the instructional day

Committee Composition

The development of a shared instructional vision and analysis of current core and supplemental materials will necessitate the engagement of a wide and diverse group of stakeholders. The representation on the Adoption Committee is as follows:

  • Director of Multilingual Education K-12 (Facilitator)
  • Elementary Educators
  • Elementary Administrators
  • Parent/Family/Community Representatives
  • Teaching and Learning Department Staff

Pilot Materials

Bellevue School District is in the process of piloting two new literacy curriculum for Elementary. The Adoption Committee has selected two resources to for experimental use over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. Classrooms participating in experimental use will use both American Reading Company (ARC) Core and Benchmark Advance/Adelante.

We invite community members to explore the resources using the information below. Please feel free to email us with feedback or questions.


ARC Core

American Reading Company ARC Core review access.


Benchmark Advance/Adelante

Benchmark Universe review access for Advance ©2022, Adelante ©2023.

Teacher View
Username: wdoe_teacher
Password: password

Student View

Username: wdoe_stu1
Password: password


Spring 2024 Update

The P-5 Literacy Instructional Materials Adoption Committee engaged with qualitative and quantitative data from our key stakeholders (students, families, educators, experimental use teachers, community) to put forward a recommendation regarding our curriculum, centering on students’ assets and the science of reading to ensure equitable outcomes for ALL. Following procedural steps, the recommendation will now progress to the Instructional Material Committee (IMC). Once the IMC approves it, the recommendation will be presented to the School Board for their approval. The School Board decision is scheduled for June 6th.

The Adoption Committee recommended this proposal:

Basic Instructional Materials

  • ARC Core (American Reading Company) for K-5 Reading Comprehension and Writing
  • Heggerty for PreK-1 Phonemic Awareness (adopted Spring of 2023)
  • UFLI (University of Florida Literacy Institute) Foundations for K-2 Phonics

Experimental Use Materials

  • Pacific Learning El Camino for authentic Spanish Phonics for K-2 Spanish Dual Language/Immersion
  • Morphology for grades 3-5 (exact resources to be determined)



Thank you for providing feedback on the resources using the appropriate survey below:

2023-24 Meeting Dates:

Adoption Committee


Community Open House

  • March 5, 2024 – WISC Rainier 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Vendor Training Dates for Experimental Use Educators


American Reading Company (ARC)

  • October 16, 2023
  • December 14, 2023


Benchmark Education

  • October 12, 2023
  • December 11, 2023

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.