Instructional Materials Update - 5/31/2022

​​EMAT is Open for the 2022–23 School Year
EMAT is now open for districts to begin ordering instructional materials for the 2022–23 school year. Authorized users must complete the following three prerequisites before placing orders:

Complete the 2022–2023 Allotment and TEKS Certification survey form. Information on the revised certification process can be found on the TEA website.
From your district start page, enter  at least three preferred delivery date ranges for 2022–23 orders shipped during the summer. These are dates someone is available at your district to receive the shipments.
Review and verify or update district user contact information and delivery addresses.

Proclamation 2022: Health and Physical Education Materials
Health and physical education materials adopted under Proclamation 2022 are now orderable in EMAT.
Accessible versions of Proclamation 2022 materials are not yet available to order, but an announcement will be added to EMAT as soon as these materials are available. We anticipate that the materials will be available to order in EMAT by the end of June.

Place Orders for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Accessible versions of state-adopted materials from proclamations prior to Proclamation 2022 may be ordered by placing an AIM requisition in EMAT.  Additional information about ordering Accessible Instructional Materials and resources for purchasing non-adopted accessible materials can be found on the TEA website.

  • We recommend ordering state-adopted materials in braille format by June 1 to ensure delivery by August 22.


  • We recommend ordering state-adopted materials in audio and large-print formats by July 22 to ensure delivery by August 22.


Proclamation 2024: Science, Technology Applications, Career and Technical Education, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics Materials
The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued Proclamation 2024 at its April 2022 meeting calling for instructional materials for science (K–12), technology applications (K–8), several career and technical education courses, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. Instructional materials from this proclamation will be available for use in schools beginning in the 2024–25 school year.

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Instructional Materials Update - 7/28/2022

Submit comments on the Texas Resource Review K–8 and high school science quality rubrics.
The Texas Resource Review (TRR) provides Texas educators with free access to comprehensive and user-friendly information about the quality of instructional materials.  As a part of this process, the agency will ensure the definition of quality is transparently communicated via Texas Resource Review rubrics that will be used to assess instructional materials.  We are seeking your feedback!

Submit feedback by August 26th on the K–8 and high school science rubrics by filling out the Public Comment Submission Form.

As we collect and review submitted feedback, we will track all changes on a memo of changes and post it to the Texas Resource Review webpage and will release a second draft of the rubric that incorporates those changes. We hope to have the final rubric posted by mid-September. Products will be reviewed using the science rubric in spring 2023 and reports will be available in fall 2023.

Visit the Texas Resource Review webpage for more information or submit a help desk ticket if you have questions related to the TRR.

Sign up today to attend a focus group for the Texas Resource Review K–8 and high school science quality rubrics.

We are inviting you to participate in a focus group to learn more about the K–8 and high school science rubrics and provide feedback!

We are hosting several virtual sessions for specific stakeholders. If you are interested in participating a focus group session, please complete the interest survey. (Note: Publishers may register using the link below.) TEA will review the qualifications of those who complete the interest survey and provide registration information to those with relevant experience.

ESC Staff:
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Science Educators, Leaders, and Content Experts
Tuesday, August 10, 2022, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2022, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 15, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Publishers:
Thursday, August 18, 2022: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Register here.)

Instructional Materials and EMAT Support
The Instructional Materials Review and Procurement Unit is being reorganized, and the existing Instructional Materials mailbox (Instructional.Materials@tea.texas.gov) will be retired on 09/01/2022. Please be sure to submit all instructional materials-related inquiries and requests for EMAT support to the Instructional Materials Help Desk.

We are now recruiting Proclamation 2024 State Review Panel (SRP) Members.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) needs volunteers to review materials under Proclamation 2024 (science, technology applications, several career and technical education courses, and Personal Financial Literacy and Economics). Teachers, administrators, parents, business community members, and others with appropriate content knowledge are welcome. Please consider joining us—or nominating someone else to join us for the Proclamation 2024 state review panel (SRP) by submitting a Proclamation 2024 SRP Application.

Instructional Materials Update - 6/29/2022


High Enrollment Growth (HEG) Adjustments for 2021–22

In accordance with Texas Education Code, §31.0214, certain districts and open-enrollment charter schools are eligible for adjustments to their allotments to accommodate substantial growth in enrollment between the 2020–21 and 2021–22 school years. 

The initial allotments for the current biennium, which became available September 1, 2021, for the 2021–2022 and 2022–23 school years, were calculated using the fall 2020 PEIMS enrollment data. HEG adjustments for 2022 were calculated using a comparison of the fall 2020 data to the fall 2021 PEIMS enrollment data. 

TEA has identified the districts and charter schools with the highest enrollment growth from fall 2020 to fall 2021 and has made adjustments for 515 districts. The adjustments provided $63.40 per eligible student. The commissioner’s determination under this process is final and cannot be appealed. 

The list of qualifying districts and the amount of the adjustment for each is available on the Instructional Materials and Technology Allotment page of the TEA website. The additional funding will be loaded into EMAT, the instructional materials ordering system, by July 8, 2022.

IM Help Desk (General Questions)
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for Proclamation 2022 (Health and Physical Education)
Audio, braille, and large-print versions of state-adopted materials from Proclamation 2022 (health and physical education instructional materials) can now be ordered by placing an AIM requisition in EMAT.  Instructions on how to submit an AIM requisition in EMAT can be found on the EMAT Training page of the TEA website.

Districts and charters with students that require instructional materials in these formats should submit their AIM requisitions as soon as possible.  The shipping date for AIM requisitions will automatically default to 45 days from the date of submission. AIM producers have up to 45 days to fill the order, but the titles will be shipped as quickly as possible.

Additional information about ordering and resources for purchasing non-adopted accessible materials can be found on the Accessible Instructional Materials page of the TEA website.

Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) Closing Date
State-adopted AIM ordered through EMAT belong to the state. When a student is done using any AIM, they are considered surplus and must be shipped back to the STRC. The deadline to ship surplus AIM to the STRC is Thursday, June 30, 2022.

After this date, districts will need to hold on to any surplus AIM until the STRC reopens for returns in early 2023.

Additional information on shipping surplus AIM, along with contact information for the STRC, can be found on the Returning Accessible Materials page of the TEA website. 

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