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.
Texas Resource Review provides detailed, independent quality reviews of instructional materials to help districts make informed decisions.
TEKS Certification Process
In accordance with Texas Education Code, §31.004, local education agencies (LEAs) are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education (SBOE) 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.
Additionally, in accordance with 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §66.105, LEAs are required to certify that they protect against access to obscene or harmful content in compliance with the requirements for certification under the Children's Internet Protection Act, 47 USC §254(h)(5)(B) and (C). The TEKS Certification 2023–24 Survey includes a section to allow LEAs to certify they meet this requirement.
This year’s TEKS Certification Process requires:
- The completion of the TEKS Certification 2023–24 Form;
- Ratification by the LEA’s board of trustees or governing body in an open, public-noticed meeting; and
- Submission of the TEKS Certification 2023–24 Survey and upload of the signature page of the ratified TEKS Certification 2023–24 Form.
TEA recommends that LEAs complete these steps by May 1, 2023. The state online instructional materials ordering system, EMAT, will close for annual maintenance on March 31, 2023, and is scheduled to reopen on May 15, 2023. Completion of the TEKS Certification Process is required to regain access to allotment funds when EMAT reopens in May of 2023.
TEKS Certification 2023–24 Survey submissions received after May 15, 2023, will typically be processed within five business days, and access to EMAT will follow.
Instructions to Complete the TEKS Certification Process for 2023–24
- Review the TEKS Certification 2023-24 Form: Print the fillable TEKS Certification 2023–24 Form.
- Gather information: The form may require consultation with content area leads or other LEA staff.
- Complete TEKS Certification 2023-24 Form: Complete the TEKS Certification 2023–24 Form by hand or digitally.
- Obtain needed signatures: Ratify the TEKS Certification 2023-24 Form by the LEA’s board of trustees or governing body in an upcoming, open board meeting.
- Submit TEKS Certification 2023-24 Survey: Complete the online TEKS Certification 2023–24 Survey by answering the questions. Inside the survey, you will upload the signature page of the signed Allotment and TEKS Certification 2023–24 Form from Step 4.
- TEKS Certification 2023–24 Process Frequently Asked Questions
- Recording of the TEKS Certification 2022-23 webinar from March 20, 2023.
- For questions about the TEKS Certification 2023–24 form, survey, or process, please submit a Help Desk ticket.
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.