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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Are we allowed to add new/additional content as new science discoveries are found.
Ex: The recent announcement from the Smithsonian zoologists’ discovery of new species of carnivore [olinguito].

I know there are some contractual limitations; however, is there a state procedure to alert you to any content updates we are considering?


A1.  New content can be added to an existing product and submitted as a substitution (see Program Guidebook on the website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/imc ). The state curriculum specialist and the Instructional Materials Commission will examine the new content, and, if it is determined to be insignificant and not a major change in the text and how it aligns to the core, it will be accepted as a substitution and put under the same contract as the existing item. If the change is significant and alters the core alignment or generates a new ISBN number, the title should receive a new review and be put under a new contract. Utah’s contract period is 5 years, but reviews are conducted at least annually in all subject areas.