TEA is now accepting applications( opens in new window) from qualified K–5 English and Spanish reading language arts, K–3 English and Spanish phonics, and K–12 math content experts interested in reviewing materials for the Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) Cycle 24. Visit the HB 1605 webpage( opens in new window) for more information about IMRA. The TRR reports for K–8 and high school science are now available. to support local adoptions.

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The Power of High-Quality Instructional Materials

What Does the Research Say? 

A growing body of research points to the positive impact that high-quality instructional materials have on student learning.

  • High-quality instructional materials allow students to ENGAGE more DEEPLY and MEANINGFULLY with the STANDARDS.
  • High-quality instructional materials lead to ADDITIONAL LEARNING FOR STUDENTS.
  • High-quality instructional materials have a LARGER, MORE COST-EFFECTIVE IMPACT on academic outcomes than many interventions.*

Read More About the Research on the Impact of High-Quality Instructional Materials.

High-Quality Curricula: A Cost-Effective Way to Increase Student Learning

This report provides a review of two studies in which the effects on student learning as a result of using various mathematics instructional materials were compared. The results of both studies show that

“some curricula produce better learning outcomes than others. Furthermore, switching to a more effective curriculum seems to be a cost-effective way to improve student outcomes.”

Educators have one of the most important missions in the world. Our job is to make their jobs easier. We believe that with high-quality instructional materials on hand, Texas teachers become more effective educators and Texas students receive a more effective education.
* Young, Alanna Bjorklund. “High-Quality Curricula: A Cost-Effective Way to Increase Student Learning.” Accessed January 20, 2020.
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