State-Adopted Instructional Materials

Materials adopted by the State Board of Education can be ordered through the EMAT system with funds from a district’s Instructional Materials and Technology Allotment

EMAT closes for system and product updates once per year, usually during April, and reopens in May so districts can begin placing orders for the next school year.

Before ordering materials through EMAT, district staff must complete EMAT training to obtain a login. The training provides more details about the ordering process, including requisitions and disbursements.

When EMAT reopens for each school year, every district must complete a set of prerequisites:

  • Complete the Allotment and TEKS Certification process.
  • Select summer ship dates.
  • Review and update contacts and addresses.

How to Order State-Adopted Materials

Once all prerequisites have been met, log in to EMAT for the current list of state-adopted materials and to find multiple list codes (which allow users to search by subject and grade level). Visit the Proclamations page to view upcoming materials eligible for adoption.

Ordering Accessible Materials
State-adopted accessible instructional materials, including braille, large-print, audio, and digital, are provided free of charge to eligible students and also can be ordered through EMAT.

Quality Reviews
Texas Resource Review provides detailed, independent quality reviews of instructional materials to help districts make informed decisions.

Allotment and TEKS Certification

Every school district and charter school must certify annually to the State Board of Education and the commissioner that students have access to instructional materials covering all Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for all required subjects, except physical education. Certification is accomplished by completing the Allotment and TEKS Certification process (revised in March 2022). Districts will be unable to order instructional materials through EMAT until the certification is received.

Steps for completing the Allotment and TEKS Certification process:

  1. The instructional materials coordinator or other district representative fills out the 2022–2023 Allotment and TEKS Certification survey form to indicate the instructional materials the district has adopted or plans to adopt for the 2022–23 school year for each grade level and core subject or core course and answer some additional questions about instructional materials and local adoption procedures. Print a sample response, if needed, to preview all required fields. To view responses to frequently asked questions, please view the 22-23 TEKS Certification QA.
  2. Print a PDF copy of the completed survey.
  3. A copy of the survey will be sent to the superintendent’s email address provided in the survey, with instructions for submitting approval.
  4. Take the downloaded copy of the PDF to the board meeting to obtain approval. Note: board signatures are not required to be uploaded or submitted, so maintain documentation at the local level.
  5. The superintendent will make any needed edits to the original responses, then submit the final approval.

Please note: The survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete and may require consultation with content area leads or other district staff. You can exit the survey and return to complete it at a later time if necessary; your responses will be saved. If you have any questions or concerns, please submit a Help Desk ticket on the Instructional Materials and Implementation website.

Emergency Assistance  

Districts affected by a natural disaster can create a needs list in EMAT to inform potential donors of specific needs. Visit the Instructional Materials Emergency Assistance page for videos and detailed instructions. Districts and other entities that wish to donate materials can do so within EMAT or by emailing the TEA Instructional Materials and Implementation Division.