Instructional Materials


  • Draft Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) rubrics are now available for for K–3 and 4–8 English language arts and reading, K–3 and 4–6 Spanish language arts and reading, and K–12 mathematics.
  • Educators, education service center staff, and publishers are invited to sign up for a focus group this month to provide feedback on the draft IMRA rubrics.
  • The slide decks and recordings for the ELAR/SLAR (Deck/) and mathematics (Deck/) IMRA rubric focus groups are now available.

ջ provides support and coordination for the review, adoption, and distribution of state-adopted instructional materials and provides Texas educators with direct access to select materials.

A growing body of research points to the positive impact high-quality instructional materials can have on student learning. ջ defines high-quality materials as those that ensure full coverage of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), align with research-based instructional strategies in each subject area, support all learners, and include:

  • Progress monitoring through embedded, aligned assessments
  • Implementation support
  • All teacher- and student-facing resources needed for instruction

provides detailed, independent quality reviews of many instructional materials to help districts make informed decisions.

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