Instructional Materials

Information & Updates

URGENT! EMAT News - Printing Paper

Printing paper will be an allowable allotment expense for the duration of the school closures. This change will allow districts to print instructional materials for distribution to students during the school closures. Be sure and submit those orders before EMAT closes!


EMAT will close at noon CDT on April 1, 2020. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools should place orders for instructional materials needed for the 2019−20 school year before April 1, 2020. EMAT will reopen for ordering materials for the 2020−21 school year on May 4, 2020.

Allotment & TEKS Certification Requirement

School districts and charter schools are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education and the commissioner that, for each subject in the required curriculum other than physical education, students have access to instructional materials that cover all the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Districts and charter schools will be unable to order 2020–21 instructional materials through EMAT or receive disbursement funds until the certification has been received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).


See video below for help and information on completing and submitting your TEKS certification.

Allotment & TEKS Certification Instructions

EMAT

EMAT will close at noon CDT on April 1, 2020. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools should place orders for instructional materials needed for the 2019−20 school year before April 1, 2020. EMAT will reopen for ordering materials for the 2020−21 school year on May 4, 2020.

Apply NOW! Become a quality reviewer for the Texas Resource Reviews

TEA is seeking Texas educators with PreK, K-2 Foundational Literacy, & K-8 Math to be reviewers of Instructional Materials soon to be up for adoption. As part of this select group, reviewers will have the opportunity to broaden their impact, work with a talented group of peers in a supportive environment and receive continuing professional education (CPE) credit and a stipend of at least $2,500.


Click the link below to go to the application.

What is the Texas Resource Review?

In 2017, Texas legislators responded to educational research on the impact of high-quality instructional materials positively impacting student learning by directing TEA to create a web portal to assist school districts and open-enrollment charter schools with the selection of instructional materials. The Texas Resource Review is a direct result of this legislation. The web portal provides clear, transparent, and user-friendly information about the quality of instructional materials using evidence captured by teams of Texas educators.


Take a look at the TRR website and resources at the link below.

Texas Resource Review website

Instructional Materials reviews by and for Texas teachers

Proclamation 2021

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2021 at its June 2019 meeting to call for English and Spanish prekindergarten systems. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2021 is scheduled to occur in November 2020. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2021–22 school year.

Proclamation 2020

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2020 at its April 2018 meeting. Instructional materials were adopted in November 2019 for high school English language arts and reading. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2020–21 school year.

Proclamation 2019

Instructional materials were adopted in November 2018 for English language arts and reading, grades K–8; Spanish language arts and reading, grades K–5; handwriting (English and Spanish), grades K–5; spelling (English), grades 1–6; and Personal Financial Literacy. The adopted materials went into classrooms in the 2019–20 school year.
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