House Bill 1605 and IMRA

The new Instructional Materials Review and Approval (IMRA) process replaces the former State Board of Education (SBOE) Proclamation and the Texas Resource Review (TRR) processes. IMRA was enacted under and brings new components to a single, SBOE-governed review of instructional materials. The first reviews conducted under the process this year will evaluate English and Spanish language arts and reading products for grades K–5 (including phonics products in grades K–3) and mathematics products for grades K–12. 

Following the review of instructional materials, SBOE will vote in November 2024 to add materials to a list of approved instructional materials. Any instructional materials added to that list will be eligible for the new funding entitlements outlined in HB 1605. For school systems, this means access to an additional $540 million in instructional materials formula funding, on top of the funds already allocated via the Instructional Materials & Technology Allotment (IMTA).

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HB 1605 HQIM & IMRA Review Process & Timeline


HB 1605 OER Materials IMRA Process

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IMRA Cycle 2024

IMRA Cycle 24 includes full-subject, tier-one instructional materials for K–5 English and Spanish language arts and reading and K–12 mathematics and partial-subject, tier-one instructional materials for K–3 English and Spanish phonics. These documents relate to this review cycle:

Submit a Public Comment

To provide feedback on the instructional materials under review, please submit a public comment by clicking the button below.

IMRA Timeline for Implementation

The timeline outlines the roadmap the SBOE plans to follow in order to implement the IMRA process. For approved materials to be available for use in classrooms during the 2025–26 school year, SBOE must meet certain milestones by November 2024. Please note that dates with an asterisk (*) are tentative and may change.

2023

June 2023

SBOE held a discussing the background and implementation timeline associated with HB 1605. This timeline will impact when new funds will be available for school systems to use when purchasing SBOE-approved materials.

View thework session presentation.

September 2023

SBOE discussed the overall IMRA process and approach tothe quality rubric design.

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November 2023

SBOE began the discussion of IMRA criteria process and related rules.

December 2023

SBOE will continue the discussion of IMRAcriteria process and related rules.

2024

January 2024

SBOE approved quality rubrics for Cycle 2024, a suitability rubric, IMRA process, and new administrative rules.

April 2024

SBOE continued the rulemaking process for the next batch of administrative rules that will govern the list of approved instructional materials.

The SBOE also discussed the considerations for determining the next set of quality rubrics for IMRA Cycle 2025.

May - August 2024*

IMRA review teams conduct the review of first submitted set of instructional materials in the IMRA process.


Members of the public may also review any of the content and submit feedback to the SBOE in writing.

September 2024*

SBOE reviews the reviewer reports and all public feedback.

Public testimony is taken on any of the materials under consideration.

November 2024*


SBOE will vote and decide to place instructional materials on the approved list, take no action, or place materials on the rejected list.

December 2024*

Updated EMAT site will be available for districts to compare approved and reviewed instructional materials.

To provide feedback on the instructional materials under review, please submit a public comment by clicking the button below.

For questions regarding HB 1605, HQIM, IMRA and OER, please .