Reporting Errors

The instructional material error-reporting process is a way for the public to report errors discovered in adopted instructional materials. The errors are listed in the Inventory of Known Instructional Material Errors Report (PDF). The error reporting process ensures students have the benefit of error-free instructional materials.

The Process

Students, teachers, parents, and others report factual errors found in state-adopted instructional materials to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by emailing textbookerrors@tea.texas.gov. TEA responds with an explanation of the verification process.

TEA reviews the information submitted and determines whether the reported error is a factual error. Factual errors are defined as: a verified error of fact or any error that would interfere with student learning.

Once the review is complete and the error has been determined to be a factual error, TEA sends a final response within 30 days, includes the error on the Inventory of Known Instructional Material Errors Report (PDF), and gives credit to the person who reported the error. If the person who reported the error is a student, they receive a letter of congratulations from TEA. A copy of the letter goes to the student’s principal and the State Board of Education member who represents the student's district. If TEA determines the reported error is not a factual error, the response will provide an explanation.

For each reported factual error, TEA notifies the publisher and each district using their materials.

To Report an Error

Send an email to textbookerrors@tea.texas.gov with the following information:

  •  Title of instructional materials 
  •  Publisher name 
  •  Item type 
  •  ISBN 
  •  Media type 
  •  Number of the page on which the error is found  
  •  Location on page  
  •  Description of error  
  •  Name of person reporting the error  
  •  Teacher name (if applicable)  
  •  School name and school district (if applicable)

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Inventory of Known Instructional Material Errors Report (PDF)