Happy Autumn (finally)!!

Autumn is a Great Time to Start

Set goals.  Plan.  Order study materials.  Start now; don't wait until January!  Think positively.  Talk positively.  Study.  Learn.  Build a UIL Accounting study notebook.  Practice (and make it fun).  Attend invitational meets.  Take tests from UIL archives.  Take more tests.  And then take more tests!  (Five months from the first day of school, will you wish you had started today?) Feel confident at district because you know you've done all you can do to be ready.  Execute plan.  Enjoy the sense of accomplishment.  Repeat all the above for the regional competition.  Repeat again and see you at State Meet!!!

Coming This Fall:  Look for the UPDATED 2017-18 UIL Accounting Concepts List on this website.

The four fall Student Activity Conferences were all very well attended.  Thank you!  If you missed these, plan to attend one next year.

TEA Allows Accounting II as Math Credit

EXCITING NEWS!!  Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the TEA high-school graduation requirements will now allow Accounting II as the THIRD math credit.  (Students must first receive credit for Algebra I and Geometry.)  Coaches, please contact your local school district administration to find out if this is approved locally.  If it is not yet approved, please encourage your local school district to approve this credit locally.  Students will be better prepared for Accounting II if they first take Accounting I.  Here is an opportunity to encourage school districts to bring Accounting back into the high school curriculum!  This will, in turn, strengthen the participation in UIL Accounting!!!  

LaVerne Funderburk, CPA
UIL Accounting State Contest Director
(last updated October 16, 2017)

Welcome to the UIL Accounting Website

Coaches, please use this email address to contact the State Director: 

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If the content of this website does not answer your questions about this contest, please e-mail me.  Your input will help improve the site for everyone involved.

Practice for State Meet

Welch Hall Closed

Beginning with UIL State Meet 2018, the UIL Accounting Contest in Austin will not be held in UT's Welch Hall as in previous years.  Welch Hall will be closed for a 3-year remodel project.  On the UT campus, rooms that are large enough to host UIL Accounting for all six conferences AND that have "continuous writing surfaces" were already limited.  The closure of Welch Hall will make these rooms even harder to reserve.  There is a possibility that our State Meet will not have a room with "continuous writing surfaces."  It is recommended that students practice taking UIL Accounting tests with limited writing surfaces.

Posted October 3, 2017

Contest Rules

The rules are found on the UIL Academic website using the top tab "Policy."  Look for the section called Constitution and Contest Rules and click on Academic Contest Rules.  Sections 900 through 906 include rules and policies for ALL academic events including Accounting.

Section 920 Accounting--This section is specifically for the Accounting contest.  (Just don't forget to look at Sections 900 through 906!!!)

Each academic contest has an accompanying "Handbook" that provides essential procedural content. The "UIL Accounting Handbook" is available on the UIL Academics website using the top menu tab called "Resources."  Then look in the left menu for "Handbooks & Manuals for Academic Contests." 

Coaches and students should carefully review all of the above rules and Handbook procedures.  Failure to do so could lead to a contestant's disqualification from the contest.  You can avoid adverse results by being informed and prepared!

This section was updated August 22, 2017.


UIL Accounting Concepts List 2016-17

The UIL Accounting Concepts List for 2016-17 is posted below.  Until this list is updated for 2017-18, you may use the 2016-17 list as a guideline.  It is anticipated that the basic FRAMEWORK (district, region, state) will remain essentially the same.  There WILL be additions to the list.

Look for the updated 2017-18 list to be revealed later in the Fall 2017.  The update is still under construction.

Updated October 3, 2017

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UIL Accounting Concepts List 2017-18

Proclamation 2017 was issued in April 2015 with adoption to occur in November 2016.  The new textbooks will be for classroom use in the 2017-18 school year.  

Coaches, as you review the new state-adopted textbooks to be used this fall, please email me if you have suggestions for the update of the UIL Accounting Concepts List (how we divide concepts among district, region, and state).  So far, most of the input from coaches has been to basically keep the division of concepts the same, while adding or deleting concepts according to the new textbook content. 

This section was updated June 28, 2017

High School State-Adopted Texts

The content of the UIL Accounting contest materials is based on the following state-adopted materials for first-year high-school accounting: Glencoe Accounting (McGraw-Hill Education, printed 2016); South-Western Century 21 Accounting (Cengage Learning, Tenth Edition, printed 2016). Southwestern offers a "General Journal approach" textbook and a "Multicolumn Journal approach" textbook.

These publishers may print subsequent editions. The UIL Accounting contest materials will continue to be based on the editions originally adopted for classroom use in the State of Texas (as listed above, printed in 2016).

The state contest director has NO access to the materials called CEV Multimedia.

Updated August 17, 2017

UIL Conflict Pattern

Please be aware that contest scheduling has a guideline set by UIL referred to as the Conflict Pattern.  This grid or table is available on the UIL Academic website (Resources, Academic Coordinator Resources, Additional Resources).  It helps you see what multiple contests are offered with and without scheduling conflicts.

Typically, a district meet is spread out over a week's time so that overlapping scheduling of contests is avoided.  So students are encouraged to participate in as many UIL academic contests as that district schedule will allow.

But please understand that if you advance to the regional level in several contests, you many have a predicament at region...how to be in two or more places at the same time.  You may have to make some hard choices then.  However, choices are good things and even better when you anticipate them.

Please study the UIL Conflict Pattern available on the UIL Academic website.  We hope Accounting remains your choice!

Updated August 22, 2017

Study & Practice Materials

The best way to practice for the UIL Accounting contest is to take prior year tests.  These are available under "Archived Exams" found in the left menu bar.  With the use of new state-adopted textbooks in school year 2017-18, at this time it is still anticipated that the UIL Accounting Concepts list will remain basically the same regarding the topics that will be covered at each level of district, region and state.  (See the related articles on this site regarding textbooks and the Concept List.) 

The UIL Academic website (Tab called Resources; then choose Additional Resources) lists those vendors who have indicated to the UIL that they have study materials available for sale.

For study materials written by LaVerne Funderburk, please select the Product Sales tab on the top menu of this page.  The products available and ordering instructions may be found there.  Because the UIL Accounting Concept List will likely have the same framework, all prior year products are still viable.

Updated August 11, 2017

Official UIL Calendar

The UIL Official Calendar provides vital information about academic contest dates.  For example, it shows:

  • when Set A Invitational materials may first be used
  • when Set B Invitational materials may first be used
  • when the District Meet is held for 2017-18 school year, there is only ONE district week!
  • when the Regional Meet is held
  • when the State Meet is held

Set A and Set B Invitational exams are written by LaVerne Funderburk.  Set A will NOT contain "Payroll" content; whereas Set B typically DOES include "Payroll." Schools can order Set A, Set B from UIL to use at invitational meets they host during the range of dates indicated on the Official Calendar.

Please be aware that if you attend two invitational meets during the Set A time period, students may see the same test again.  Not every school hosting an invitational meet will choose to use Set A or Set B materials.  They may write their own tests or purchase them from a vendor.  Call the invitational meet director to inquire BEFORE you board the bus.

Updated August 11, 2017

Visit These Websites Often!

The UIL Academic state office uses their website to communicate with member schools.  The closer we get to spring competition, the more often you should visit the UIL Academic website.

Likewise, for the most current information about UIL Accounting please visit this site often.  We want students to be prepared for competition and to feel confident in that preparation.