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Quality Review Process

Led by Texas Educators to Empower Texas Educators

The Texas Resource Review (TRR) process was created by and for Texas educators to provide quality reviews that are independent, objective, comprehensive, and Texas focused. 

quality review process

A typical review cycle is completed over a period of about four months.

Developed by Texas educators and aligned to Texas standards.

Each quality review cycle begins with the development of a Texas-specific rubric that defines what quality means specific to each subject area. Final rubrics remain constant for several months prior to beginning the review cycle and throughout the review process.

TRR selects from the pool of eligible products and notifies publishers.

Products are chosen from publisher Quality Review Applications, are on the Texas state-adopted materials list or under consideration for adoption, or were nominated for review by more than 10% of Texas school districts.

(Note: Districts may request an evaluation of a product through the annual TEKS certification survey. They may also complete the District TRR Request Form to nominate material(s) for review.)

TRR assembles teams of highly trained Texas teachers and administrators.

Quality review teams and standards-alignment teams include educators from all around the state. Every member of our review teams is rigorously vetted and trained to ensure that evaluations are detailed and comprehensive.

Reviewers assess % product alignment with Texas standards.

All materials are evaluated by standards-alignment teams following the State Board of Education (SBOE) process to determine the percent alignment with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, and applicable English Language Proficiency Standards.

Reviewers evaluate for quality, collect evidence, and meet to reach consensus.

Materials are reviewed for content, instructional concepts, and educator supports. TRR reviewers spend up to four months evaluating materials, collecting evidence, and meeting weekly to reach consensus.

Publishers may comment or request minor revisions.

Once a review is complete, publishers are granted early access with ample time to respond to a review before it appears on the website. TRR welcomes publisher feedback.

Education service centers validate reviews to support findings.

TEA partners with education service centers (ESCs) to verify that quality reviews contain sufficient evidence to support indicator evaluations.

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