Welcome to Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

The purpose of state recommendation of instructional material 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.


The Spring 2018 Instructional Materials Review will be for Career and Technical Education titles (Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Financial Literacy, Health Science, Information Technology, Marketing, Technology and Engineering, Trade Technology, Work-Based Learning).


Program Guidebook (Spring 2018)

Intention to Bid Form (Spring 2018)

Course Codes

Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Course Codes


Open Education Resources
Utah Education Network (UEN)

State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA)

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 approved materials. The adoption process also establishes, by contracting with each publisher, a price for instructional materials to be maintained throughout the adoption period, thus providing equality for each school district. This system provides the best instructional materials at the lowest price for Utah's students.

A Brief History of the Instructional Materials Review Process in Utah

Rating-Recommendation Criteria

Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)

RIMs Searchable Database


Utah State Legislature

House Bill (H.B.) 166
Reductions To Education Mandates

Utah Code 53A -14
State Instructional Materials Commission

Utah Office of Administrative Code

Rule R277-469
Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures

Rule R277-700
The Elementary and Secondary Core Curriculum

Utah Code 53A -14
State Instructional Materials Commission

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."


Curriculum Materials

Rubrics are prepared by Curriculum Specialists in the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), 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 RIMS.

Instructional Materials Review Rubric Statements

Mathematics Instructional Materials Review Rubric

Core Standards

Elementary Language Arts Utah Core Standards
Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Utah Core Standards

K-12 Standards
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Commission Members

Russell Duncan
467 North 560 West
American Fork, Utah 84003 | E-mail

Stanley Ellington
Freeport Center, Building G-5
Clearfield, Utah 84016 | E-mail
(801) 678-7640

Parker Fawson 
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999 | E-mail

Cassandra Fuentes
4600 S. Antonio Circle
West Valley, Utah 84120 | E-mail

J. Scott Handy
1791 28th Street 
Ogden, Utah 84403 | E-mail

Linda Hanks
346 East 600 North
Nephi, Utah 84648
For delivery call (435) 623-1940 | E-mail

Susan Harrah
Arrowhead Elementary
545 Arrowhead Trail
Santa Clara, Utah 84765 | E-mail

Paula Logan
Butler Middle School
7530 South 2700 East
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121 | E-mail

Scott Rogers
92 Lodestone Way 
Tooele, Utah 84074 | E-mail

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
3645 West 1987 South, Building 7 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 | E-mail

Jet Warr
516 East 3000 North
Parowan Utah 84761 | E-mail

Next Commission Meeting
May 17, 2018

Colleges of Education

The Utah State Office of Education (USBE) has joined together with several Universities and Colleges in an effort to establish an instructional materials resource center for education students. Publishers are requested, but not required, to participate in sending samples to the Colleges of Education. Please send one copy or a representative sample of materials to the following sites:

Lesli Baker
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058
Phone: (801) 863-8286

Curriculum Library
Dixie State University
Holland Centennial Commons
225 South 700 East
St. George, Utah 84770
Attention: Linda Jones

Ms. Shaun Jackson
Stewart Library
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden, Utah 84408-2901

Diane Raines
Education Curriculum Library
Giovale Library
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Do not send the following samples to Westminster College:

  • Driver Education
  • Foreign Language (except for French and Spanish)
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) content areas.

Richard Saunders
Sherratt Library
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: (435) 865-8392

Nathan Smith
Director, Educational Resource and Technology Center
UMC 2845-170 Education Building
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-2845

Rachel Wadman
C/O Carol Barksdale
6750 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602

Do not send samples of the following subject areas to BYU:

  • Driver Education
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) content areas (except Family and Consumer Sciences)

IMC Team

Alan Griffin
Phone (801) 538-7783 | E-mail

Amy Magruder
Executive Secretary
Phone (801) 538-7887 | E-mail