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Title __________________________________________________________________

Author ________________________________________________________________

A. Purpose

1. What is the overall purpose of the material? _____________________________
2. Is the purpose accomplished? ___Yes ___No

B. Authenticity

1. Is the author competent and qualified in the field? ___Yes ___No
2. What is the reputation and significance of the author and publisher/producer in the field? ________________________________________________________
3. Is the material up-to-date? ___Yes ___No
4. Are information sources well documented? ___Yes ___No
5. Are translations and retellings faithful to the original? ___Yes ___No

C. Appropriateness

1. Does the material promote the educational goals and objectives of the curriculum of district schools? ___Yes ___No
2. Is it appropriate to the level of instruction intended? ___Yes ___No
3. Are the illustrations appropriate to the subject and age levels? ___Yes ___No

D. Content

1. Is the content of this material well presented by providing adequate scope, range, depth, and continuity? ___Yes ___No
2. Does the material present information not otherwise available? ___Yes ___No
3. Does this material give a new dimension or direction to its subject? ___Yes ___No

E. Reviews

1. Source of review
___Favorably reviewed ___Unfavorably reviewed
2. Does this title appear in one or more reputable selection aids? ___Yes ___No
3. If answer is yes, please list titles of selection aids: __________________________________________________________________
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4. Additional Comments: __________________________________________________________________
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Recommendation by School Media Advisory Committee for treatment of challenged materials: __________________________________________________________________
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Date: _______________

Signatures of Media Advisory Review Committee