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.
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
15418 Coral Leaf Trail, Cypress TX 77433
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
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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
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!
6318 Palmetto Way, San Antonio, TX 78253
phone: (210) 241-4734; fax: (210) 236-9445
Marynell Bryant - Journalism prompts
Practice prompts and Invitational Meet prompts
254 CR 4705, Sulphur Springs TX 75482
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
Joe Cuellar - Number Sense
2309 Adrian Street, Harlingen, TX 78552
Robert Culpepper - Social Studies sample tests
956-481-3110 (work); 956-330-9741 (home)
D&R Enterprises / Don Skow - Number Sense
booklet: NO SENSE IN MATHEMATICS
Don Skow, 4716 W. Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541
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
Pat Gathright - Journalism
104 Valona, Cibolo TX 78108
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
Cindy Miller - Journalism
1407 Manford Hill Dr, Austin TX 78753
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
Panache Learning Company - Spelling & Vocabulary
Test-writing and subscriptions which include exercises and the option of interactive learning.
4918 Safi Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Leo Ramirez, Sr. - 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, Sr., 9801 W. Parmer Lane #2622, Austin, TX 78717
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
Twitter: @DrNumsenNS, @DrNumsenCalc, and @DrNumsenMath
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
Texas Competitive Mathematics - Number Sense, Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science
Information on upcoming contests, results, chatrooms, and more.
Tony David Potter
Texas Math & Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) - Calculator Applications, Math, Number Sense, Science
Membership provides an information forum for coaches of math/science contests; access to purchase Practice Materials and Tournaments Tests for number sense, calculator, mathematics and science for high school, middle school and elementary levels; and access to enter on-line and state meets for all grade levels.
PO Box 206, Olney TX 76374
940-563-1005; fax: 940-563-1006
The Winners' Circle - Current Issues & Events, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Ready Writing, Extemporaneous Speaking
710 E 21st St, Cisco TX 76437
office phone/fax: 254-442-4527; phone 254-939-3700
Writing Guide for Undergrads - Ready Writing, Social Studies, Current Issues, Literary Criticism, Journalism
Available for free download