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June 2024 Committee on Instruction Item 12

Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Approval by the State Board of Education Under Instructional Materials Review and Approvals Cycle 2024

June 27, 2024


SUMMARY: A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2024, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-100. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Instructional Materials Review and Approvals (IMRA) Cycle 2024. The Request for Instructional Materials (IMRA Cycle 2024) calls for instructional materials that includes K–5 English language arts and reading and Spanish language arts and reading, K–3 English and Spanish phonics, and K–12 mathematics. Products submitted in response to IMRA Cycle 2024 began review in May and continues to be reviewed through the summer of 2024.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.110 and §31.023.

TEC, §7.110, requires the SBOE to create and implement policies that allow the public an opportunity to appear before and speak to the board.

TEC, §31.023, as amended by HB 1605, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023, requires the commissioner of education to establish, in consultation with and with the approval of the SBOE, a process for the annual review of instructional materials by TEA. In conducting a review under this section, TEA must use a rubric developed by TEA in consultation with and approved by the SBOE.

The full text of statutory citations can be found in the statutory authority section of this agenda.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: The IMRA Cycle 24 was issued by the SBOE in February 2024.

The review of IMRA Cycle 2024 instructional materials will take place in the summer 2024.

Staff Member Responsible:
Colin Dempsey, Director, District Operations, Technology, and Sustainability Supports