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My school or district offers Pre-AP courses now. How will this affect us?
Beginning in fall of 2022, all courses labeled Pre-AP must be submitted and approved through the Pre-AP course audit process. Schools can continue utilizing the same resources they have developed for their local pre-AP courses but will no longer be able to call them Pre-AP in fall 2022.
Our aim is to create a unified and consistent set of expectations for any course called Pre-AP—including making Pre-AP coursework available for all students—while preserving local flexibility in what is taught. Schools and districts that wish to continue using the Pre-AP designation will have a transition period of up to four years to adapt to these new expectations.
EMAT is Open for the 2019–20 School Year
EMAT is now open for the 2019–20 school year. Any unexpended funds from previous years (carry-over funds) will be available after all prerequisites are met. Prerequisites include submission of the signed Allotment and TEKS Certification form, updating summer ship dates, confirming contacts, and confirming addresses. The 2020−2021 biennial technology and instructional materials allotment will be calculated and available in EMAT accounts when appropriations have been made by the 86th Texas Legislature.
Ordering Accessible Instructional Materials
Districts and charters will no longer be required to update enrollment in EMAT for students who need accessible instructional materials (AIM). To order AIM, click the link to create a new requisition for the appropriate format. Instructional materials coordinators will be asked to certify that the materials are for eligible students before submitting the requisition.
Braille materials are available for ordering. Please have braille materials ordered by May 17, 2019, to ensure delivery by August 26, 2019. Large-print and audio materials will not be available to order until later in May or early June. A broadcast email will be sent to EMAT users to let you know when large-print and audio materials are available. To ensure EMAT users receive this correspondence, verify your email address in EMAT and on your TEAL account.
For questions about AIM orders, contact Debbie Gonzales at email@example.com or Lea Ann Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Program Requisitions in EMAT
he new adoptions requisition and continuing adoptions requisition have been combined to create a program requisition. All state-adopted programs are available for order through the program requisition. The new program requisition looks like the current component requisition. An instructional training video will be available on the TEA website within the next few days. For assistance with requisitions, please contact the Instructional Materials Division at (512) 463-9601 or email@example.com.
The Proclamation 2019 webpage has been updated with official bid pricing information for components and subcomponents..
EMAT TEASE to TEAL Migration - email received 12/5/2018
You must have a valid TEAL account and link your TEASE account to continue using EMAT after January 13, 2018. Click here for instructions.
EMAT Announcement - 11/6/2018
The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) will accept surplus braille and large-print instructional materials from November 6, 2018, through March 29, 2019.
Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials, including out of adoption materials, to the STRC can be found here.
Please note, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has a new freight provider. For shipments weighing 150 pounds or less, please contact FedEx. Central Freight continues as the freight provider for shipments weighing more than 150 pounds. See EMAT or the instructions on the TEA website for details.