Welcome to Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

The purpose of state recommendation of instructional materials is to provide the schools of the state the very best available core-related materials and to eliminate instructional materials that violate Utah Administrative Code or Utah State Board Rules.

The recommendation process also provides for consistent contract pricing for recommended materials. Utah reviews and approves materials on a semiannual basis, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

Utah's Review Process

The Instructional Materials Adoption Process in Utah maintains local autonomy in the choice of instructional materials by providing a general list of recommended curriculum resources. This list is a service to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), who bear the ultimate responsibility for the selection of the content used in courses of study. The adoption process also establishes, by contracting with each publisher, a set price for instructional materials, as well as a guarantee of inalterable curriculum, throughout the adoption period.

A Brief History and Overview of Instructional Materials in Utah

Rating-Recommendation Criteria

Instructional materials are not reviewed in the adoption process - for information regarding comprehensive literacy software (Early Interactive Software Program), or English Language Learners (ELL)/Multi-Language Learners (MLL) software programs, please contact Amber Wright at amber.wright@schools.utah.gov.

Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)

RIMS Searchable Database


Favored Nation Clause (Utah Contract)

"It is agreed between the parties to this contract that if at any time during the life of this contract any instructional materials herein included shall be contracted in any other state at a lower price by the publisher than is designated in this contract, the publisher shall notify the state, the lower price shall immediately become the contract price herein, and shall be substituted in the place and stead of the price designated in this contract, to be applied to all subsequent purchases."

Utah Office of Administrative Rules

R277-469: Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures

R277-700: The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

Utah State Legislature

House Bill (H.B.) 166: Reductions to Education Mandates

Title 53E-4-4: State Instructional Materials Commission


Core Standards

Utah State Board of Education Elementary Language Arts Utah Core Standards
Includes Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

Curriculum Materials

Rubrics are prepared by Curriculum Specialists in the Utah State Board of Education, in cooperation with subject area specialists in districts and schools throughout the state in order to provide a simple way for reviewers to evaluate instructional materials. The major focus of the rubrics will be the core for the designated course, but the rubrics will also address issues such as equity, material quality and construction, adherence to Utah law, and other appropriate issues. The rubrics are used to help guide the narratives composed for Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS).

Instructional Materials Review Form

Mathematics Instructional Materials Review Rubric

Science of Reading (SOR) Evidence-Informed Core Criteria Checklist

Utah Core Standards

Career Pathways
Utah State Board of Education Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Standards for Core Subjects at the Utah State Board of Education

Utah Core Standards
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Commission Members

Lisa Barr
16 P Street, Apartment 1
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 | E-mail

Brian Champion
1920 North 460 West
Orem, Utah 84096 | E-mail

Shawn Ferriola
4976 South 3900 West
Roy, Utah 84067 | E-mail

Susan Harrah
1795 West 1230 North
St. George, Utah 84770 | E-mail

Ryan Kachold
4018 West 960 North
Clearfield, Utah 84015 | E-mail

Promise Mayes
4685 South 2525 West
Roy, Utah 84067 | E-mail

Keith Rittel
280 West 940 North
Provo, Utah 84604-3394 | E-mail 

Brenda Sabey
225 South University Avenue
St George, Utah 84770 | E-mail

Josalyn Stevens
PO Box 360033
Holden, Utah 84636 | E-mail

Donna Lee Trease
356 South 85 East
Bountiful, Utah 84020 | E-mail

Catherine Voutaz
5864 Autumn Dusk Cove
Herriman, Utah 84096 | E-mail

IMC Team

Teri Davis
Phone: (801) 538-7655 | E-mail

Yanka Demireva
Office Assistant
Phone: (801) 538-7665 | E-mail