The Texas Constitution, Article VII, Section 3, requires that the State Board of Education (SBOE) set aside funding to provide free instructional materials for children attending the public schools in the state. To meet this constitutional requirement and provisions of the Texas Education Code, each year a portion of the Available School Fund is set aside by the SBOE to purchase instructional materials. Funds to be spent on instructional materials are appropriated by the Texas Legislature.
Instructional materials coordinators in each school district or charter school order materials needed by their school through an online system known as EMAT/EVI (Educational Materials/Educational Materials for the Visually Impaired). The following links are provided to assist instructional materials coordinators with ordering instructional materials.
Ordering Information for School Year 2013-2014
Forms & Downloads
Requesting access to the EMAT/EVI Ordering System
Superintendent Approval of EMAT/EVI Access
The EMAT system allows for two different roles – ‘ordering’ access and ‘view only’ access. The superintendent of each district or open-enrollment charter school can assign these roles through their TEASE account. District personnel assigned to these roles will have the capability to order and review both regular instructional materials and special instructional materials including Braille, large type, digital and audio.
EMAT/EVI Ordering Access Role
Primary responsibility will be to submit requisitions and disbursement requests for regular and special instructional materials through EMAT. Districts may choose to assign two individuals with ordering access to manage the regular and special instructional materials separately.
District Staff View Only Access Role
This district member will have view only access to view orders and reports in the EMAT system. The superintendent may consider assigning this role to the appropriate district staff such as the curriculum director and/or business manager.
*Note – Districts and open-enrollment charter schools may only assign two staff per role.
Apply for access online at TEASE Applications Reference. There are no forms to print and sign.
For additional information, contact:
Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 463-9601