• EMAT closes April 8, 2016 and will reopen April 25, 2016

    Announcement from TEA:

    "The educational materials ordering system known as EMAT will close on April 8, 2016. EMAT will reopen for school districts to order instructional materials for the 2016−2017 school year on April 25, 2016.

    "If you have any questions, please contact the Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Division at (512) 463-9601 or via email at review.adoption@tea.texas.gov."


    EMAT Instructional Materials Allotment Resources

    TEA - Instructional Materials Ordering Information and EMAT Guidance
    EMAT Allotment Addendum


    Important Points to Remember

    • Instructional materials and disbursements will be requested by districts through the Educational Materials System (EMAT).
    • Districts will request State Board of Education-adopted materials and Commissioner-adopted materials through EMAT, and the instructional materials allotment will be reduced by the value of the requested materials.
    • Disbursement of funds for instructional materials not on an adopted list, technological equipment and technology-related services will also be requested by a district through EMAT and the instructional materials allotment will be reduced by the amount of the disbursements.
    • Districts need to carefully consider all allowable uses for the district’s allotment and budget the money over the two-year period.
    • Districts will no longer be eligible to earn textbook credits. Textbook credits that were earned from previous years will be added to a district’s allotment.
    • New legislation transfers ownership of instructional materials from the state to the local district.


Last Modified on April 8, 2016