• English Language Arts Grades 9-12. Proclamation 2020.

    The Instructional Materials Allotment Team recommendations for Proclamation 2020 will be available for public review for two weeks. Between January 13-24, 2020  all high school libraries will have on display sample materials under consideration for English/Language Arts in grades 9-12. Teachers, students, staff, and community members will have an opportunity to review and fill out a rubric with their recommendations. The results will be used in conjunction with feedback from the Instructional Materials Allotment Team and the final recommendation will be made by the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction to the Board of Trustees in February. Below are links to digital access for materials under consideration and to the rubric. Please contact Patricia Alvarado or Nick Gleicher for any questions.  

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Literature
    Teacher View Username: TXLiteratureTeacher
    Student View Username: TXLiteratureStudent

    Pearson Education myPerspectives
    Teacher View Username: txhsreview
    Student View Username: txhsreview

    Evaluation and Feedback Rubric

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  • SBEC and Proclamation 2020

    The State Board of Education (SBOE) uses a proclamation to call for new instructional materials. The proclamation lists the subject areas scheduled for review. It contains a schedule of adoption procedures, requirements, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and instructions for providing electronic files for braille and large-type materials. Proclamations are named for the year the materials go into the classroom. 

    Proclamation 2020 calls for instructional materials for all courses in English Language Arts, Reading, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and other ELAR electives in grades 9-12.  Irving ISD will conduct an materials adoption sometime in the Fall/Spring 2019-2020 school year, materials will be ordered in Spring of 2020 after Board approval, and implementation will begin in the 2020-2021 school year. 


    The State Board of Education requires that all Proclamation 2020 pre-adoption samples of instructional materials submitted for adoption be made available to the public online. The pre-adoption samples are posted to the Texas Education Agency website. 

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  • Proclamation 2020 Timeline

    Subjects/Courses Under Consideration Specific to Irving ISD

    • English Language Arts and Reading I, II, III, IV, 9-12
    • English I, II for Speakers of Other Languages
    • English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA)

    During the instructional materials adoption process, Irving ISD is a “closed district” and all
    adoption-related questions, emails, and communication should be addressed to Patricia
    Alvarado, Tina Bynum, Nick Gleicher, or Julie Miller. Teachers should not respond to any
    inquiries from publishers.

    November 12, 2019 Review #1

    • Region 10 Vendor showcase attended by Instructional Materials Allotment Team
      (IMAT) Registration Link
    • IMAT uses rubric to evaluate materials and determine which publishers will be invited
      to present materials in Irving ISD

    December 2, 2019 Review #2

    • Selected publishers present to the Instructional Materials Allotment Team
    • Request sample adoption materials for district office to review

    December 9, 2019 Review #3 (if needed)

    • Final vendor presentations to the Instructional Materials Allotment Team
    • Request materials from publishers for all five high schools

    January 13, 2020 - January 24, 2020

    • Instructional Materials under consideration on display for public/teacher review at
      every high school campus
    • Link to rubrics/surveys posted on the district website and other avenues for public

    January 27, 2020

    • IMAT reviews feedback and data from teacher/public rubrics
    • IMAT finalize selections for ELAR
    • Final adoption recommendations prepared

    February 3, 2020

    • Presentation of data to District Improvement Committee
      2019-20 Instructional Materials Allotment Selection Process Learning Resources department prepares estimates for cost of Proclamation 2020

    February 18, 2020

    • Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Digital Learning make
      final publisher and materials recommendations during the Board Work Session 6:30

    May 2020

    • Use Projected Enrollment report to determine order quantities
    • Once TEA opens the EMAT ordering system, submit orders for materials for
      2020-2021 school year and beyond

    June (Needed for L2I)

    • Provide online access to teachers for new instructional materials


    • Training opportunities for teachers
    • Receive and process new materials
    • Order additional materials as needed
    • Distribute new materials to campuses
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