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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

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: or or

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

ASW Enterprises, LLC - Spelling
Christina Price
1501 W Angeline, Groesbeck, TX 76642
800-627-9030; fax: 888-627-7209

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

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) 773-7302

Bonnie Crisp - Literary Criticism
Lit Crit Coach, LLC
600 East Main St, Whitesboro, TX 78620
phone: 855-222-6939  fax: 512-519-4955

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
Don Skow, 4716 W. Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541

LaVerne Funderburk, CPA - Accounting
Detailed Accounting Concepts List (UPDATED FOR NEW ADOPTED TEXTBOOKS); Concept Builders (various district, region and state level concepts demonstrated); practice/invitational exams (district, region, and state level); Detailed Solutions for prior year contest materials.
PO Box 906, Joshua, TX 76058-0906

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 and Social Studies.
Craig & Terresa Gourley and Matt & Ruth Chalmers
630 Stagecoach Dr Oak Point, TX 75068
214-274-7751 Fax # 469-353-8725

myQBook and myQBook Meets- Online Preparation programs in Number Sense and Mathematics for all levels & Monthly Free Online Meets in Number Sense and Mathematics for all levels

myqBook provides complete online preparation programs in Number Sense and Mathematics for elementary, middle and high school levels.  Each program offers more than 350 concept explanations with many solved sample problems and 5 to 10 additional practice questions for each concept. Each program also offers 20 full-length online tests. Visit and register with the ambassador code 2WFTNSMATH to get free trial access. Please email or call to get special discounted rates for schools.

myQBook Meets offers free monthly online meets in Number Sense and Mathematics from October to April. Monthly cash awards are given to Teachers of winning teams. Visit to register your team and participate.

Mary Jacob
1008 Big Canyon Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Web: myQBook Programs:; E-mail:; Phone: 972-968-8072

Web: myQBook Meets:; E-mail:; Phone: 214-469-9521

Number Dojo - Number Sense
Free Number Sense resources include the Number Dojo iPhone app, Number Sensei blog with over 100 concepts and free worksheets, Mathing Bee contest info, and contest maps listing information for published number sense meets. Also flash cards, worksheets, curriculum, and concept reference indexes (solution manuals) for purchase. 

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

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
956-491-3155 (cell)

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

RMG- Supplies Online Spelling practice and Vocabulary Tests. Campus subscription-based access allows all participants at a school to log on from any computer or tablet. 17366 FM 782 N, Tatum, TX 75691
Phone: 903-836-2198

Southwest Emblem Co. - Patches, Medals
PO Box 350, Cisco TX 76437
254-442-2500; fax: 254-442-2514

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

Texas Challenge - Current Issues & Events, Social Studies practice tests and Social Studies Terms
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 Educational Paperbacks
3824 Cedar Springs Rd. #202, Dallas TX 75219-4168
800-443-2078; fax: 800-437-7070

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

Tune In - Prose and Poetry instructional videos
PO Box 141727, Austin TX 78714
800-488-6346; fax: 512-746-5400

UIL Chess Puzzle Practice and Preparation Materials, Lone Star Chess LLC.- A+ Chess Puzzle

The Virtual Challenge Meets - Number Sense, Calculator, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Current Events, Literary Criticism, Social Studies, Accounting & Spelling. Statewide competitive testing program that allows your team to compete in a season of Meets, each with unlimited entries in 10 different events, all with NO travel costs, meal costs or getting up in the wee hours. Last year, over 350 schools participated, posting over 21,000 scores, with 80% of the UIL Team State Champions competing.

Chuck Thompson - Virtual Challenge Meets Owner and Director
(940) 782-9898

Writing Guide for Undergrads - Ready Writing, Social Studies, Current Issues, Literary Criticism, Journalism
Available for free download