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Academic Additional Resources

The companion companies listed provide resources and study materials for a variety of UIL academic contests. The UIL does not review nor endorse any supplemental resources. This list is for informational purposes only.

Study Materials may be ordered from the UIL office for most of the high school contests. The UIL high school study packets contain the tests and answer keys from the previous contest year for accounting, calculator applications, computer applications, computer science, current issues & events, literary criticism, mathematics, number sense, science, editorial writing, feature writing, headline writing and news writing. To order UIL Study Materials, visit the Forms page for the high school Academic Study Materials Order Form.

Resource List

Companies are listed in alphabetical order, regardless of whether or not they supply materials for multiple contests.

A+ Computer Science - Computer Science
Curriculum Materials: Java, AP, Scratch, Alice. Contest Materials: Written and Hands-On Prep Materials
Stacey Armstrong
15418 Coral Leaf Trail, Cypress TX 77433
Web: www.apluscompsci.com
E-mail: stacey.armstrong@apluscompsci.com

AD Testing Service - Social Studies, Current Events, Accounting (NEW!), Computer Science, Number Sense, Science, Literary Criticism and Extemp Speaking
PO Box 1222, San Marcos, Texas 78667
Phone: 512-557-4621 / Fax: 214-296-9665
Web: www.itsasport.com
E-mail: adtestingservices@gmail.com or contactus@itsasport.com or sales@itsasport.com

AMT Test Writing Service - Number Sense, Mathematics, Science, Calculator Applications for invitational meets.
Tests plus solutions manual for Calculator Applications. Offers Number Sense: Elements of Number Sense by Jim Cummings. Contains preparatory material for the Number Sense Contest. Accepts School PO's, checks, M/C, Visa, Amex, Disc.
Andy Zapata, 675 Miller Road, Azle TX 76020
817-444-3655
E-mail: entermeet@gmail.com

ASW Enterprises, LLC - Spelling
Christina Price
1501 W Angeline, Groesbeck, TX 76642
800-627-9030; fax: 888-627-7209
Web: www.aswenterprises.com
E-mail: asw@aswenterprises.com

Best of Texas - Accounting, Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues and Events, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Science, Social Studies, and Spelling and Vocabulary
Practice materials, including an online practice contest and apps for smart phones and tablets!
Peggy Markham
6318 Palmetto Way, San Antonio, TX 78253
phone: (210) 241-4734; fax: (210) 236-9445
Web: www.bestoftexascontest.com
E-mail: peggy@bestoftexascontest.com

Marynell Bryant - Journalism prompts
Practice prompts and Invitational Meet prompts
254 CR 4705, Sulphur Springs TX 75482
903-885-3523
E-mail: marynellabryant@verizon.net

Champcraft - Current Issues & Events, Social Studies, Literary Criticism, Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking
Larry McCarty, PO Box 142, Bellville TX 77418
830-377-4529 (phone); fax: (979) 865-8918
Web: www.champcraft.com
E-mail: larry.mc@excite.com

Bonnie Crisp - Literary Criticism
Lit Crit Master
7500 Creek Rd, Dripping Springs TX 78620
phone: 855-222-6939  fax: 512-519-4955
Web: www.litcritmaster.com
E-mail: bonniecrisp@mac.com

Joe Cuellar - Number Sense
2309 Adrian Street, Harlingen, TX 78552
956/412-8116
E-mail: jcuellar@mail.com

Robert Culpepper - Social Studies sample tests
956-481-3110 (work); 956-330-9741 (home)
E-mail: vespucci@hotmail.com

D&R Enterprises / Don Skow - Number Sense
booklet: NO SENSE IN MATHEMATICS
Don Skow, 4716 W. Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541
E-mail: dps1221@hotmail.com

LaVerne Funderburk, CPA - Accounting
Detailed Accounting Concepts List; Concept Builders (various region and state level concepts demonstrated); practice/invitational exams (district, region, and state level); Detailed Solutions.
PO Box 827, Hamilton TX 76531-0827
Email: laverne@funderburkcpa.com
Web: www.funderburkcpa.com/uil

Pat Gathright - Journalism
104 Valona, Cibolo TX 78108
E-mail: pgathright@yahoo.com

HEXCO ACADEMIC - Accounting, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues & Events, Debate, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Math, Number Sense, Ready Writing, Social Studies, Spelling & Vocabulary, and Science
Linda Tarrant, PO Box 199, Hunt TX 78024-0199
800-725-2627 (800-PAJAMAS); 830-367-3825; fax: 830-367-3824
Web: www.hexco.com
E-mail: hexco@hexco.com

Cindy Miller - Journalism
1407 Manford Hill Dr, Austin TX 78753
512-837-6466
E-mail: cindymil@aol.com

MRC Enterprises - Accounting, Current Issues & Events, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Ready Writing, Science and Social Studies.
Matt & Ruth Chalmers
1478 County Road 314, Gainesville TX 76240
940-668-8580
Web: www.mrctests.com
E-mail: mrctests@gmail.com

Panache Learning Company - Spelling & Vocabulary
Test-writing and subscriptions which include exercises and the option of interactive learning.
Elizabeth McCullough
4918 Safi Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Web: www.panachelearningcompany.webs.com/
E-mail: panachelearningcompany@yahoo.com

Leo Ramirez - Number Sense, Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Science
Workbooks, DVDs and practice tests. Invitational meet test writing. Workshop presentations.
His book, The Wizard Maker, portraying his story as a UIL coach in teacher is currently available through his website.
Leo Ramirez, 2908 Flamingo, McAllen TX 78504
956-682-5185 (home); fax: 956-682-7281
Web: www.rammaterials.com
E-mail: toywiz127@aol.com

Doug Ray / Dr Numsen - Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Number Sense
Workbooks and tests for all levels. Invitational meet tests. Available for Workshops. Author of the Daily Tweets for Number Sense Calculator Apps, and Mathematics (via Twitter).  Also available: Mastering Number Sense series including Workbooks, Drill Master (online practice software), and Trick Center (online videos).
Doug Ray, PO Box 312578, New Braunfels, TX 78131
512-797-2158; fax: 208-575-9617
Web: www.academicmeet.com
E-mail: doug@academicmeet.com
Twitter: @DrNumsenNS, @DrNumsenCalc, and @DrNumsenMath

Southwest Emblem Co. - Patches, Medals
PO Box 350, Cisco TX 76437
254-442-2500; fax: 254-442-2514
Web: www.southwestemblem.com
E-mail: swinfo@southwestemblem.com

SPEECH & DEBATE
See: Resources for Speech and Debate for an extensive list of both Cross Examination and Lincoln-Douglas Debate resources.

The Texas Challenge - Current Issues & Events, Social Studies practice tests
Ron Shrader, 905 Conklin, Canadian TX 79014
806-217-0974
E-mail: ron.shrader@canadianisd.net

Texas Competitive Mathematics - Number Sense, Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science
Information on upcoming contests, results, chatrooms, and more.
Tony David Potter
866-606-3535
Web: www.texasmath.org
E-mail: webmaster@texasmath.org

Texas Educational Paperbacks
3824 Cedar Springs Rd. #202, Dallas TX 75219-4168
800-443-2078; fax: 800-437-7070
Web: www.tepbooks.com
E-mail: vinnie@tepbooks.com

The Texas Shootout - Number Sense, Spelling, Science, Literary Criticism, Current issues & Events, Mathematics
Dennis Lange, 121 Glen Shadows, Kerrville TX 78028
830-257-8715; fax: 830-257-7813
Web: texas-shootout.com
E-mail: dlange53@hotmail.com

TMSCA Test Pool - Calculator Applications, Math, Number Sense, Science
PO Box 206, Olney TX 76374
940-563-1005; fax: 940-563-1006

Tune In - Prose and Poetry instructional videos
PO Box 141727, Austin TX 78714
800-488-6346; fax: 512-746-5400
E-mail: tunein@elizajan.com
Web: www.tuneinnet.com

The Winners' Circle - Current Issues & Events, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Ready Writing, Extemporaneous Speaking
Connie Rattan
710 E 21st St, Cisco TX 76437
office phone/fax: 254-442-4527; phone 254-939-3700
E-mail: connieratt@aol.com
Web: www.academicwinnerscircle.com

Writing Guide for Undergrads - Ready Writing, Social Studies, Current Issues, Literary Criticism, Journalism
Available for free download
Web: www.bestcolleges.com/resources/writing-guide-for-undergrads/

UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE
1701 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Tel: (512) 471-5883 | Fax: (512) 471-5908