House Bill 1605 and IMRA

The new Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) process replaces the former State Board of Education (SBOE) Proclamation and the Texas Resource Review (TRR) processes. IMRA was enacted under House Bill (HB) 1605 (88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023) and brings new components to a single, SBOE-governed review of instructional materials. The first reviews conducted under the process this year will evaluate English and Spanish language arts and reading products for grades K–5 (including phonics products in grades K–3) and mathematics products for grades K–12.  

Following the review of instructional materials, SBOE will vote in November 2024 to add materials to a list of approved instructional materials. Any instructional materials added to that list will be eligible for the new funding entitlements outlined in HB 1605. For school systems, this means access to an additional $540 million in instructional materials formula funding, on top of the funds already allocated via the Instructional Materials & Technology Allotment (IMTA).  

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IMRA Cycle 2024

IMRA Cycle 24 includes full-subject, tier-one instructional materials for K–5 English and Spanish language arts and reading and K–12 mathematics and partial-subject, tier-one instructional materials for K–3 English and Spanish phonics. These documents relate to this review cycle:

IMRA Timeline for Implementation

 

The timeline outlines the roadmap the SBOE plans to follow in order to implement the IMRA process. For approved materials to be available for use in classrooms during the 2025–26 school year, SBOE must meet certain milestones by November 2024. Please note that dates with an asterisk (*) are tentative and may change. 

 
 
2023

June 2023

SBOE held a work session discussing the background and implementation timeline associated with HB 1605. This timeline will impact when new funds will be available for school systems to use when purchasing SBOE-approved materials.

View the work session presentation.

September 2023

SBOE discussed the overall IMRA process and approach to the quality rubric design. 

View the recording of the SBOE meeting.

 

November 2023

SBOE began the discussion of IMRA criteria process and related rules.

December 2023

SBOE will continue the discussion of IMRA criteria process and related rules.

 
2024

January 2024

SBOE approved quality rubrics for Cycle 2024, a suitability rubric, IMRA process, and new administrative rules.

April 2024

SBOE continued the rulemaking process for the next batch of administrative rules that will govern the list of approved instructional materials.

The SBOE also discussed the considerations for determining the next set of quality rubrics for IMRA Cycle 2025.

 

May - August 2024*

TEA will conduct the review of the first batch of instructional materials in the IMRA process.

September 2024*

SBOE will review the reports and recommendations from TEA. 

Public testimony is taken on any of the materials under consideration. 

 

November 2024*

SBOE will decide to place instructional materials on the approved list, take no action, or place materials on a rejected list. 

Once approved, funding for the approved materials list becomes available for districts to use in EMAT.

December 2024*

New resources and an updated EMAT site will be made available for districts to compare, and requisition approved and reviewed instructional materials.