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Textbook Manager: Tuyen Tran

One common definition is that a textbook is a printed and bound artifact for each year or course of study (Encyclopedia of Education, 2008b). They contain facts and ideas around a certain subject. ... Today, textbooks are assembled more than they are written.

Instructional Materials Allotment

Senate Bill 6 from the 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011, created an instructional materials allotment (IMA) for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment, and technology-related services. 

Each district and open-enrollment charter school is entitled to an IMA. The amount of the IMA is determined biennially by the commissioner and is based on the legislative appropriation. Districts and open-enrollment charter schools have access to their allotment through the educational materials ordering system known as EMAT.

Fiscal Years 2018‒2019 Instructional Materials Allotments

(Please note:  The amounts shown in this document are for the entire biennium.  Districts will not receive new funds in the second year of the biennium. For more information, please see the To the Administrator Addressed correspondence.) 

Helpful IMA resources are provided below:

Senate Bill 6
Instructional Materials Reports
Salary Disbursement Instructions (PDF)
Instructional Materials Coordinators' Association of Texas (IMCAT) (outside source)


Contact Information

Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution
Phone: (512) 463-9601
Fax: (512) 475-3612 


Textbook Order Requirements and Dates

Textbooks Process