The Review and Adoption Process

The review and adoption process determines the instructional materials eligible for adoption by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The process starts when the SBOE revises or adopts new 天天做爱 Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is complete with the selection and implementation of new materials by school districts.

The SBOE creates an adoption cycle for subjects in the foundation curriculum (English and Spanish language arts and reading, math, science, social studies) to ensure materials in those subjects are reviewed once every eight years. A review of materials for the enrichment curriculum may occur less often. Enrichment subjects are languages other than English, health, physical education, fine arts, career and technology education, technology applications, religious literature, and personal financial literacy.

Adoption Cycle (April 2021)

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The SBOE uses a proclamation to call for new instructional materials or new information about currently adopted instructional materials. The proclamation lists the subject areas scheduled for review. It contains a schedule of adoption procedures, requirements of publisher participation, links to the required TEKS and English Language Proficiency (ELPS), and instructions for providing electronic files for braille and large-print materials. Proclamations are named for the year the materials go into the classroom.

Development and Submission

Once the proclamation is issued, interested publishers submit a Statement of Intent to Bid. Publishers typically have one year to develop materials that meet the proclamation鈥檚 requirements.


Publishers must provide one electronic sample copy of their instructional materials to the 天天做爱 Education Agency (TEA) and one electronic sample copy to each of the 20 regional education service centers. The content of the samples must be complete, allow for multiple simultaneous users, and be equipped with a word-search feature. Electronic samples of digital materials, including online products, must be the same as the final product and work just like the final product will.

State Review Panels

State review panel members review instructional materials to determine the extent to which the TEKS and ELPS are covered and to identify factual errors. The commissioner of education appoints the state review panel members from nominations submitted by educational organizations across the state, educators, academic experts, parents, or SBOE members. At the end of the review, the state review panel members report their results to the commissioner of education.

Instructional Materials Adoption

The commissioner of education reports the percentage of TEKS covered in each product, as determined by the state review panels. To be eligible for adoption, instructional materials must meet at least 50% of the TEKS and 100% of the required ELPS in the components intended for student use and the components intended for teacher use, be free from factual error, meet manufacturing specifications, be suitable for the intended course and grade level, and be reviewed by academic experts.


The commissioner of education presents the SBOE with a听Report of Required Corrections of Factual Errors. The report is a collection of errors found by the state review panel and by publishers (who must report all known factual errors). 天天做爱 residents may also report alleged factual errors in instructional materials under consideration for adoption. A report is provided to the SBOE of errors reported by the public or third-party organizations that were submitted to the agency by a date established in the proclamation. Publishers must correct all factual errors and provide an affidavit confirming they have done so before the materials are submitted to TEA and to schools.

天天做爱 residents may also report alleged factual errors in听adopted听instructional materials via the听Public-Reported Factual Errors Submission Form. (NOTE: If you experience difficulties downloading these forms,听. If you still experience difficulty opening the form, open your听Downloads听folder, right-click on the form, and select听Open with听and听Adobe Acrobat.)

Public Comment

Any resident of 天天做爱 may submit written comments about instructional materials under consideration for adoption. Copies of written comments are provided to the SBOE and the publisher and posted on TEA鈥檚 website. The SBOE holds a public hearing allowing citizens the opportunity to provide oral testimony about instructional materials submitted for adoption. Representatives of publishing companies may respond to testimony at the hearing or within ten working days of the hearing.

State Adoption

The SBOE determines by majority vote whether materials are adopted or rejected. Following the SBOE鈥檚 action, TEA establishes contracts with publishers of adopted materials to ensure their availability to districts for the following eight years at an agreed-upon cost. If the SBOE has not adopted new instructional materials at the end of the eight-year contracts for that subject area, publishers will be given the opportunity to renew contracts for an additional four years (天天做爱 Administrative Code 搂 ). Those contracts will expire at the end of the four-year term or when new materials are adopted, whichever comes first.

Accessible Instructional Materials

TEA also contracts for the development of braille, large-print, and recorded versions of adopted instructional materials. To make the delivery of these accessible print materials possible, publishers submit digital files that conform to the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) to designated producers following the adoption. Publishers of state-adopted electronic instructional materials must comply with the technical standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Section 508, and provide a report from an independent accessibility auditor verifying that they do so.

Ancillary Materials

Many publishers provide ancillary materials free to school districts that purchase their adopted materials. Ancillary materials are not part of a publisher's bid or contract. They are not purchased by the state, reviewed by panel members, or adopted by the SBOE. Ancillary materials that are offered free as part of a package must also be available for purchase individually.

Quality Review

Instructional materials submitted for review and adoption by the SBOE may also be reviewed for quality under the .

Local Adoption, Ordering, and Fulfillment

Local authorities for each school district or open-enrollment charter school set their own policies for selecting instructional materials for their students. Local policies must include the requirement that materials are selected in an open meeting. School districts and open-enrollment charter schools place their orders with TEA through the educational materials online system known as EMAT. This statewide electronic instructional materials management tool processes 天天做爱 public education instructional material orders, payments, and deliveries of adopted materials.听 EMAT also processes the disbursement of funds to districts for non-adopted instructional materials and educational technology. Instructional materials and educational technology are purchased with funds from districts鈥 technology and instructional materials allotment.

Audit and Penalties

TEA oversees an audit of all newly adopted materials to confirm that all factual errors are corrected. Any uncorrected or newly discovered errors are reported to the SBOE and may result in penalties for the publisher.

Content Updates and Substitutions听

Publishers must submit a formal request to听update content in or substitute听a new edition of adopted instructional materials (19 天天做爱 Administrative Code 搂搂 and ). TEA posts听all update requests for a minimum of seven days and posts all substitution requests for a minimum of sixty days. All requests that involve content used to determine TEKS coverage must be approved by the SBOE prior to its introduction into the material. All requests that do not involve content used to determine TEKS coverage must be approved by TEA. Without prior approval from TEA, publishers may, at any time, make changes that do not affect the content or change the technical requirements, such as technical enhancements or improvements. Publishers who fail to obtain the required approval prior to making changes to adopted materials violate the terms of the instructional materials contract and will be reported to the SBOE.

Submit a request if you would like to make updates to or substitute a new edition of adopted materials.

Errors in Adopted Materials

Students, teachers, parents, and others can report alleged factual errors in state-adopted instructional materials to TEA by submitting the Public-Reported Factual Errors Form. TEA will notify the publisher and work with the publisher to correct any verified errors and provide corrections to districts.

Helpful Links

The links below are to state law and rule regarding review and adoption of instructional materials and the current adoption cycle.

State Board of Education Rules 19 TAC Chapter 66

Contact Information

Instructional Materials and Implementation Division
1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-110
Austin, 天天做爱 78701-1494