Issued April 2015
Amended September 2015
Updated December 2015
Amended April 2016
Texas Education Agency
To be eligible for adoption, instructional materials submitted in response to this proclamation must cover at least 50% of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the subject and grade level for which the materials are intended in both the material intended for student use and the material intended for teacher use. All materials submitted for mathematics, social studies, and CTE courses that
satisfy an English, mathematics, or science requirement must also cover 100% of the required English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) in both the material intended for student use and the material intended for teacher use. The materials must also comply with applicable manufacturing standards and be free from factual errors at the time they are delivered to schools.
Contingent upon the availability of qualified reviewers, instructional materials submitted in response to this proclamation will be reviewed by a state review panel to determine the extent to which the materials meet the required TEKS and to identify factual errors. At the completion of the review, the state review panels will report their findings to the commissioner of education.
The panels’ findings serve as the basis for the commissioner of education’s recommendation to the SBOE regarding the adoption of materials. The SBOE is scheduled to make its determination regarding the adoption of materials submitted in response to this proclamation in November 2016. The SBOE’s determination is final.
Instructional materials adopted under this proclamation are scheduled to be implemented beginning in the 2017–2018 school year. Adopted materials are eligible for purchase with the instructional materials allotment (IMA) and will be ordered by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools through the instructional materials ordering system known as EMAT. The intrastate freight costs for adopted instructional materials will be paid by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
This proclamation contains links to the TEKS for the subjects and grade levels for which bids are being invited. It also contains a detailed schedule of adoption procedures, the 2013–2014 enrollment for each course included in the proclamation (to the extent that the information is available), specifications for providing electronic files for the production of braille, large print, and audio versions of adopted instructional materials, and a glossary of terms. Additional information and specific instructions for addressing the requirements of this proclamation will be released on the TEA website.
In addition to this proclamation, all interested publishers and other content providers should carefully read and fully understand both the state statutes and the administrative rules that govern the review and adoption of instructional materials.
Chapter 31 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) is available at the following link:
Chapter 66 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, is available at the following link: