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EMAT will close for 2014-2015 orders on April 3, 2015

Please see more details regarding orders for this school year at:


Proclamation 2015 Showcase events are THIS WEEK! Don’t miss out!

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!

Don’t forget! The IMA Showcase is just around the corner!

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

Have you seen the list?

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!

IMA – High-Enrollment Growth Application

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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 instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us. 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 kelly.griffin@tea.state.tx.us or by phone at (512) 463-9601.


Monica Martinez
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs

Sign up for TexQuest State Funded Databases

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 texquest@esc20.info
  • 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.

2014 – 2015 IMA Allocations and Purchasing Options

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

Proclamation 2014 Initial Bids and Pricing

TEA has released the Initial Bid and Pricing document. If you have not already viewed this via their website (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147505402), you can download it here!


Proclamation 2014 Initial Bids and Pricing_02 2 2014

February 21st : Technology Applications Instructional Materials Showcase

REMINDER!  This Friday, February 21st, is your opportunity to visit with the publishers at the Technology Applications Instructional Materials Showcase!

This event is come-and-go from 9 am – 4 pm and allows participants time to visit with representatives, review material, and have team discussions while considering adoption materials for the Technology Applications TEKS.

You do not need to pre-register in order to attend.  We hope to see you there!

Instructional Materials Showcases

Region 13 will host three Instructional Materials Showcases in early 2014.  Participating publishers will have tables set up with items for district review, and a vendor representative will be on hand to answer questions districts may have about the materials available for adoption for the 2014-2015 school year.  The list of participating vendors can be found on our Region 13 Instructional Materials Adoption webpage.

The showcases are come-and-go events for district representatives, and no registration is required.  The showcases will be open from 9:00 am–4:00 pm on the following dates:

January 7, 2014:  K-5 Math & Science

January 8, 2014:  Secondary Math & Science

February 21, 2014:  K-12  Technology Applications