The TEA publisher portal is designed to provide important information to publishers regarding the review, adoption, and distribution of state-adopted instructional materials.
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2020 at its April 2018 meeting. Proclamation 2020 includes a requirement that publishers use TEA's machine-readable TEKS in digital materials. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2020 is scheduled to occur in November 2019. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2020–21 school year.
Proclamation 2020 (Issued 4-13-2018) (PDF)
Below are links to Proclamation 2020 important documents:
Proclamation 2020 Publisher Orientation Announcement (PDF)
Proclamation 2020 Questions and Answers (PDF)
Introduction to Proclamation 2020 Webinar—March 6, 2018
Introduction to Proclamation 2020 Webinar—March 6, 2018 (PDF)
Introduction to Proclamation 2020 Audience Questions and Answers (PDF)
The SBOE issued Proclamation 2019 at its April 2017 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2019 is scheduled to occur in November 2018. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2019–20 school year.
Proclamation 2019 (Amended 4-13-2018) (PDF)
Below are links to the Spanish translations for Spanish language arts and reading. Links to the breakout PDF documents will be posted as soon as they are available.
Below are links to Proclamation 2019 important documents:
Proclamation 2019 Important Dates (PDF)
Proclamation 2019 Publisher Handbook (PDF)
Proclamation 2019 Questions and Answers (PDF)
ESC Contact Information (PDF)
Official Bid Training
Complete Description Training
Statement of Intent to Bid Training
The review and adoption process determines the instructional materials eligible for
adoption by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The process starts when the SBOE calls for
new instructional materials and is complete with the selection and
implementation of new materials by school districts.
The SBOE uses a proclamation to
call for new instructional materials. Proclamations are named by the year in which
the new materials are intended to be made available in the classroom. The adoption
cycle for foundation and enrichment subjects shows when the SBOE is
tentatively scheduled to call for instructional materials.
Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
are the content standards that must be covered in adopted instructional
materials. Publishers create correlations
to provide evidence of the alignment of products submitted for adoption to the
required TEKS. The state review panels are provided with the publisher
correlations in an evaluation instrument to record their findings of TEKS
coverage and factual and editorial errors.
Substitutions and Content Updates
Publishers must submit a formal request to substitute a new edition or to update content in adopted instructional materials. Publishers must also submit a written request in order to update content in adopted materials. All updates that involve content used to determine TEKS coverage must be approved by the SBOE prior to its introduction into the material. All updates that do not involve content used to determine TEKS coverage must be approved by TEA. With prior approval from TEA, publishers may, at any time, make changes that do not affect the content, such as technical enhancements or improvements. TEA posts requests to update adopted materials for a minimum of seven days.
School districts and charter schools use the ordering information page to view instructional materials allotment (IMA) allocations,
state-adopted materials list, and publisher/depository contact information.
Accessible instructional materials are ordered for students with disabilities. There are specific guidelines that publishers
of print materials must follow for the creation of those materials. Electronic instructional materials must also
be fully accessible for students with disabilities. Beginning with Proclamation 2017, publishers must
provide an accessibility report prior to adoption by the SBOE verifying that
all electronic instructional materials comply with Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) 2.0 AA
standards and technical standards required by the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Section 508.
The following free accessibility resources are available to
Your Everyday Curriculum Materials More Accessible for All Learners
Developer Behaviors to Eliminate 85 Percent of Accessibility Defects
hosted by the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
Publishers who have EMAT user names and
passwords can use EMAT to submit bid information, including Statements of Intent to Bid, Complete Descriptions, and Official Bids by the specified deadlines
listed in the proclamation. Publishers
who do not have EMAT user names and passwords can click here to submit bid
Publishers can also view and process orders for adopted
materials in EMAT. District and charter
EMAT/EVI contacts, district order lists, and payment reports are available in
the EMAT system.
Order Summary Report
summary report is updated nightly and lists the adopted instructional
materials that have been requisitioned in EMAT for the current school year,
including the publisher, title, and quantity ordered.
EMAT Vendor Payment Report
vendor payment report allows vendors and publishers to view all of the
payments received from TEA. The report includes the amount paid, the payment
date, and the warrant number.
Vendor Adjustment History Report
adjustment history report shows any adjustments that have been made to a
vendor’s or publisher’s account. This
report can include credits processed for returned items from school districts
and charter schools.
Join the Review and Adoption mailing
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process, including upcoming deadlines.
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that are sent to school districts and charter schools. Announcements include Letters to the
Administrator Addressed, EMAT open and close dates, and instructional materials