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Instructional Materials Allotment for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

On June 29th the Texas Education Agency posted the following information: “The 2016‒2017 instructional materials allotment (IMA) allocations for each district and open-enrollment charter school are now available athttp://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=25769805667.  The district IMA allocations are expected to be populated in the instructional materials ordering system known as EMAT by June 30, 2015.” House Bill 1474, passed […]

State Board of Education to Delay Instructional Materials Adoption

In a press release on July 18th the Texas Education Agency announced the delay of the scheduled adoption of Proclamation 2016 instructional materials. The delay is based on financial concerns related to major changes made through Senate Bill 6 passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011. “To address districts’ concern about funding, the board voted to delay […]

Instructional Materials Allotment for School Year 2014-2015

The Texas Education Agency posted at letter to the Administrator Addressed on March 19th regarding Instructional Materials Allotment for School Year 2014-2015. In an earlier communication April 2nd was identified as the date for EMAT to open for the 2014-2015 school year orders. In the posting on March 19th TEA communicated a change in this date. “Due […]

EMAT Deadlines

The Texas Education Agency posted information on March 3rd regarding EMAT deadlines that are approaching quickly. March 14, 2014 – EMAT system will close for 13-14 orders April 2, 2014 – EMAT will reopen for 14-15 orders The Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification form must be presented before the local board of trustees or governing body, […]

Calculators for the STAAR Grade 8 Mathematics

New STAAR Policy:    Beginning in the 2014–2015 school year, districts must ensure that each student has a handheld graphing calculator to use when taking the STAAR grade 8 mathematics assessment. In a recent letter posted by the Texas Education Agency the calculator policy for the 8th grade mathematics assessment has been revised to better align with the new […]


ESC Region 13 invites districts to preview materials available for adoption in Proclamation 2014 here are Region 13. IMASpringPreviewSavetheDate Register at http://ecampus.esc13.net Date   – Workshop ID 1/8/2014 – SP1428060 1/22/2014 – SP1428061 2/5/2014 – SP1428062 2/19/2014 – SP1428063 3/5/2014 – SP1428064 3/19/2014 – SP1428065 4/2/2014 – SP1428066 4/16/2014 – SP1428067 4/30/2014 – SP1428068   ESC Region 13 Contacts: Lori Reemts 512.919.5359 · lori.reemts@esc13.txed.net Erin […]

Unexpended FY11 Technology Allotment Funds

TEA posted a letter today “To the Administrator Addressed” regarding the unexpended 2010-2011 technology allotment funds. Finalization of all funds from 2010-2011 must be complete by Aug 31. 2012. Please see below for details from the TEA communication. “The technology allotment (TEC 32.005) was repealed during the last legislative session effective September 1, 2011. The […]

Instructional Materials Allottment (IMA) & Educational Materials System (EMAT)

On April 5th we discussed updates to instructional materials and EMAT at Curriculum Council. TEA released a new informational letter on April 13th that adds to our understanding of new processes for IMA and EMAT: EMAT will close on April 27th for the current year. EMAT will reopen on May 7th for the 12-13 school […]

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