Instructional Materials Center (IMC)


Welcome to the 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 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.

Utah generally reviews Career and Technical Education (CTE) subjects in the Spring Review and core subjects in the Fall.


Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS) Searchable Database
Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

History and Process of Instructional Materials
Google Docs

Ensuring Timely Delivery of Accessible Formats for Your Students

Rating-Recommendation Criteria

HB374 Reporting Tool
Google Docs

This reporting tool is to be completed by LEAs who have received a complaint regarding instructional materials according to the Utah State Legislature's House Bill (H.B.) 374: Sensitive Materials in Schools. Please complete only if this form after a decision has been made about the instructional material's retention or removal.

Open Educational Resources
Utah Education Network (UEN)

State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA)

Utah Core Standards

Standards for Core Subjects at the Utah State Board of Education

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

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

Utah Core Standards
Utah Education Network (UEN)


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."

R277-469: Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures
R277-700: The Elementary and Secondary School General Core
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

House Bill (H.B.) 166: Reductions to Education Mandates
Title 53E-4-4: State Instructional Materials Commission
Utah State Legislature

Rubrics and Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS)


Mathematics Instructional Materials Review Rubric

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


CACTUS Course Codes and Approval
Utah State Board of Education Teaching and Learning Resources

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