Texas Resource Review

Texas Resource Review (TRR) provides detailed, comprehensive quality reviews of instructional materials, so school districts can easily compare options. Our goal is for all students in Texas to have access to rigorous, high-quality materials. For more information, visit our website: TexasResourceReview.org.

About the Texas Resource Review

Local schools across Texas are eager to purchase the best materials, but the selection process is time consuming. Tens of thousands of teachers spend precious instructional days reviewing materials of wide-ranging quality. Free information is often disorganized or difficult to access. These challenges disproportionately impact smaller districts with fewer resources.

TRR was created to address these concerns. Free, evidence-based quality reviews featured on the TRR website are conducted by highly qualified teams of Texas educators. Quality is assessed with rubrics based on Texas standards for each subject area and grade level.

When teachers have access to a variety of high-quality instructional materials, they’re better equipped to individualize the learning experience and provide the right supports for every child.

Legislative Background

In 2017, Texas legislators recognized a need to assist school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in selecting instructional materials. The state passed legislation that added Texas Education Code Sections 31.081-084,( opens in new window) which directed TEA to develop and maintain a website with general information about instructional materials, quality reviews, and open education resources.

Overview of the Process

The Texas Resource Review (TRR) process was created by and for Texas educators to provide quality reviews that are independent, objective, comprehensive, and Texas focused.

quality review process

A typical review cycle is completed over a period of about four months.

Explore Quality Reviews

Reports on the quality of instructional materials have been published in the following subject areas.

  • English language arts and reading, K-12
  • Spanish language arts and reading, K-5
  • Mathematics, K-8
  • Prekindergarten Systems, English and Spanish

These reports can be found on the Texas Resource Review Website.

Quality Rubrics for Texas Resource Reviews

Information about the rubric development process and access to all rubrics can be found on the Rubric Development page of the TRR website.

For more information, visit TexasResouurceReview.org.

Contact Information

Texas Education Agency

Texas Resource Review (203)

1701 North Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas 78701