Instructional Materials Allotment

Overview

According to Texas Education Code, Section 31.0211, a school district is entitled to an annual allotment from the state instructional materials fund for each student enrolled in the district. The 85th Legislature formally changed the allotment to the Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment (TIMA).

Instructional materials and disbursements are requested by districts through the Educational Materials System (EMAT). Districts request State Board of Education-adopted materials and Commissioner-adopted materials through EMAT, and the allotment is reduced by the value of requested materials. Disbursement of funds for instructional materials not on an adopted list, technological equipment, and technology-related services are also requested by a district through EMAT and the allotment is reduced by the amount of the disbursements.

The Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment processes require strategic planning by the district's curriculum, technology and textbook coordinators since the TIMA appropriations include instructional materials, technology equipment and technology-related service. The EMAT system is available for accessing TIMA funds.

Proclamation 2020

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2020 at its April 2018 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2020 is scheduled to occur in November 2019. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2020–21 school year.

Proclamation 2020 (Issued 4-13-2018) includes the following:

English Language Arts and Reading

  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV
  • Reading I, II, III
  • College Readiness and Study Skills
  • Visual Media Analysis and Production
  • Contemporary Media Literary Genres
  • Creative Writing
  • Research and Technical Writing
  • Practical Writing Skills
  • Humanities
  • Public Speaking I, II, III
  • Communication Applications
  • Oral Interpretation I, II, III
  • Debate I, II, III
  • Journalism
  • Advanced Broadcast Journalism I, II, III
  • Photojournalism
  • Advanced Journalism: Yearbook I, II, III
  • Advanced Journalism: Newspaper I, II, III
  • Advanced Journalism: Literary Magazine

Spanish Language Arts and Reading

  • English Learners Language Arts, grade 7
  • English Learners Language Arts, grade 8
  • English I for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English II for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA)

Proclamation 2019

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2019 at their April 2017 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2019 is scheduled to occur in November 2018. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2019–2020 school year.

Proclamation 2019 (Issued 4-21-2017) includes the following:

  • English Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 8
  • Spelling, grades 1–6 (English)
  • Spelling, grades 1–6 (Spanish)
  • Handwriting, grades K–5 (English)
  • Handwriting, grades K–5 (Spanish)
  • Spanish Language Arts and Reading, kindergarten–grade 6
  • English Learners Language Arts, grades 7–8
  • Personal Financial Literacy

Proclamation 2018

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2018 at their November 2016 meeting. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2018 is scheduled to occur in November 2017. The adopted materials are scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2018–2019 school year.

Proclamation 2018 (Issued November 2016) includes the following:

  • Special Topics in Social Studies

Proclamation 2017

The SBOE issued Proclamation 2017 in April 2015. The adoption of materials under Proclamation 2017 occurred in November 2016. The adopted materials were scheduled to go into classrooms in the 2017–2018 school year.

Previewing Materials

Electronic copies of materials being considered for adoption are provided to TEA according to the cycle of each proclamation. Materials in the consideration phase can be viewed at the TEA website

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For more information, email:  instructional.materials@tea.state.tx.us

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