February 25th, 2016
The State Board of Education has issued Proclamation 2017 for instructional materials to be used in CTE, LOTE, Statistics, Algebraic Reasoning, and Special Topics in Social Studies courses. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2017 is scheduled to occur in November 2016. The adopted materials are scheduled to be available for use beginning in the 2017 – 2018 school year.
Over the course of the spring and summer, publishers will submit digital samples of materials under Proclamation 2017 to the 20 ESCs for districts to preview. Region 13 has an online preview center via our Proclamation 2017 Instructional Materials Preview (online) course (SP1634119) to house publisher materials as they become available. District staff will be able to access the preview materials via this course at their convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from their campus or home. Appointments can also be made to preview the materials at ESC 13 for anyone who does not have easy access to the necessary technology.
For questions about the preview process at Region 13 please contact Leslie Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To set up an appointment to preview the Proclamation 2017 instructional materials samples at Region 13 please contact Laura Varney at email@example.com.
November 13th, 2015
TEA is accepting nominations until January 15, 2016 for state review panel members to evaluate instructional materials up for adoption under Proclamation 2017. The instructional materials up for review will be used in support of the following courses:
- CTE courses
- LOTE courses
- Special Topics in Social Studies
- Algebraic Reasoning
Review panel members will be responsible for evaluating instructional materials for alignment to course specific TEKS as well as identifying factual errors.
To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel for Proclamation 2017 instructional materials, please complete the Proclamation 2017 Reviewer Nomination Form and submit it to TEA at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on January 15, 2016.
April 2nd, 2015
Some notes to be aware of:
Proclamation 2017 will include:
- LOTE – adjustments to current courses, revisions to proficiency levels, new courses
- Social Studies – Special Topics in Social Studies
- Mathematics – Algebraic Reasoning, Statistics
Be sure to visit http://www4.esc13.net/instructional-materials-adoption for updates.
March 25th, 2015
Please see more details regarding orders for this school year at:
January 4th, 2015
Just a reminder…
Publishers found on the SBOE list will be present this week to showcase their materials. This event does not require registration – come and go as is best for you and your group! Publishers will be set up around the service center to answer your questions and show you their materials.
Both days open at 9 am and will close down by 4 pm.
Tuesday, January 6th – SECONDARY: HS Math, 6-12 Social Studies, 6-12 Fine Arts
Wednesday, January 7th – ELEMENTARY: K-5 Social Studies, K-5 Fine Arts
See you there!
December 18th, 2014
Mark your calendars and make your plans to visit the Proclamation 2015 Instructional Materials Showcase events! Browse materials and ask publishers from the SBOE list your questions. The event is a free come-and-go experience requiring no per-registration!
January 6th: HS Math, 6-12 Social Studies, 6-12 Fine Arts
January 7th: K-5 Social Studies, K-5 Fine Arts
December 2nd, 2014
The Proclamation 2015 Adopted Instructional Materials list has arrived.
If you have not seen it yet, please visit the Proclamation 2015 portion of our Instructional Materials Adoption webpage at http://www4.esc13.net/instructional-materials-adoption/proclamation-2015/ today!
You can find many other resources via the links as well!
October 7th, 2014
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: Instructional Materials Allotment – High-enrollment Growth Application
As of March 19, 2014, districts and open-enrollment charter schools had been provided their instructional materials allotment (IMA) for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The IMA included the 50% calculated amount for the 2nd year of the biennium. The most recent PEIMS enrollment data was used to calculate the IMA for fiscal year 2015.
In accordance with the Texas Administrative Code, §66.1309, a district or open-enrollment charter school that has experienced a minimum enrollment growth of ten percent over the previous 5 year period is eligible to receive an adjustment to its IMA to accommodate high-enrollment growth. A district or open-enrollment charter school that is experiencing a student population growth that is not reflected in the state calculation may also be considered for additional IMA funding if the district or charter experienced a net increase of 3,500 students over the last five years or experienced unexpected enrollment growth due to unforeseen circumstances. Open-enrollment charter schools may also apply if their growth is a result of the recent approval of an expansion amendment by the commissioner of education.
Districts or open-enrollment charter schools that meet these criteria may submit an application to the commissioner of education to request additional IMA funding. Districts are permitted to submit only one application for each school year. The application must be submitted between September 29, 2014, and October 31, 2014. Contingent upon approval by the commissioner and funding availability, the district allotment will be increased to include students who were not included in the original calculation. The commissioner’s determination under this process is final and may not be appealed.
The district or open-enrollment charter school will be notified of its status for additional IMA funding within 15 working days after the application is received. The application must be submitted to the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology by fax at (512) 475-3612 or by email at email@example.com. Districts may access the application at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147507729.
For assistance with the high-enrollment growth application process, please contact Kelly Griffin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (512) 463-9601.
Standards and Programs
May 24th, 2014
TexQuest, the state funded database program for K-12 public schools and open enrollment charter schools, is open and ready for districts to sign up!
As you sign up, please keep these points in mind:
- TexQuest registration will be done at the district level, not the campus level. Please forward the sign up link to staff with district purchasing authority.
- Please read the guides and instructions posted on the TexQuest website carefully; they will be a great aid during the sign up process. If you have questions or need help during the process, please contact the Region 20 Support Center at email@example.com
- Participation in TexQuest is free for the first year of the program (June 2014-June 2015), but districts will be invoiced in January 2015 to participate in the program for the second year that begins June 2015. The participation fee is 22 cents per student based on October 2013 enrollment, so please take steps to plan your budget accordingly.
For more information or to begin the sign up process please access the TexQuest website at texquest.net.
March 21st, 2014
TEA Release –
TEA Link: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769810225
The WORD version is also attached: TAA 2014-2015 IMA Allocations and Purchasing Options