High Quality Instructional Materials

  • TEA provides districts and educators with direct access to an optional set of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) designed especially for Texas. 

    High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) are resources that:

    • Ensure full coverage of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
    • Are aligned to evidence-based best practices in the relevant content area
    • Support all learners, including students with disabilities, English Learners, and students identified as gifted and talented
    • Enables frequent progress monitoring through embedded and aligned assessments
    • Includes implementation supports for teachers
      • teacher and student-facing lesson-level materials

    Prior to publication, these materials go through a rigorous third-party review. Review criteria include TEKS alignment, support for all learners, progress monitoring, implementation supports, and more. HQIM are also reviewed by a focus group of Texas educators.