New School Year!

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!!!

Student Activity Conferences

All four of the 2018 SAC's will be conducted by the State Director.  There will be a Basics session (for all levels) that will include elementary problem solving (Prepaid Insurance). This year the Enrichment (Advanced) session will be a demonstration of the solving strategies of a puzzle-problem from last year's State test that also includes several district-level concepts.

Coaches, if you attended this year's Capital Conference, the problems selected for the SAC's will be a repeat.  However, it will all be fresh for your students.  

Please see the UIL Academics website for the locations and details (September 8, 15, 22 and October 27).  Bring your battery-operated LAPTOP OR ELECTRONIC TABLET to view the necessary online documents.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you can get set up and connect wirelessly (using YOUR Internet service provider) to the UIL Academics website for use during the sessions and to view various PDF files.  Some of you had a great idea to PRINT the handouts before you left for the conference (quite smart).  PLEASE BRING A PENCIL AND A CALCULATOR.  Hope to see you there!

Look for updates to this website in the coming months.

LaVerne Funderburk, CPA
UIL Accounting State Contest Director
(last updated August 6, 2018)

Are You Receiving My Email?

Frequently I send an email to high school Accounting teachers and coaches to provide current information about UIL Accounting or to ask for your input.  When I send out group email, many are "bounced back," and I have no idea who has received the mail and who has not.  If you wish to hear from me, please provide me with your email address; then make sure your school's spam filter will not block what I send. When your email address changes, please let me know, and I will update my contacts.  If you are receiving my email and wish for it to stop, just email to tell me, and I will remove your address from my UIL contacts. 

Would You Like to Assist with UIL Accounting State Meet in 2019?

If you are a retired high school UIL Accounting coach, would you be interested in volunteering at the 2019 UIL Accounting State Meet?  We would love for more volunteers to be involved as conference assistants and graders. Please email me if you are interested.  Thank you!

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.

Accounting Program for Building the Profession

The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project has a new name!  The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is collaborating with state CPA societies and/or state departments of education, along with the creator of the program, Dr. Dan Deines, CPA, to help high school accounting teachers further the impact you have on students by inviting you to attend training on higher-order accounting curriculum called the AICPA Accounting Program for Building the Profession (APBP).  

If you are looking for a way to bring a higher level of Accounting education to your school, with a higher "weight" towards graduation requirements, AND potentially offer college credit for your students, please check out this curriculum.  Summer training sessions are forming now and filling up quickly.

For more information, please visit the website: www.startheregoplaces.com    Start Here Go Places !!

Posted March 24, 2018

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.

 

High School State-Adopted Texts

The content of the UIL Accounting contest materials is based on high school FIRST-year Accounting as suggested by the Texas state-adopted materials.

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

The materials listed on the Texas state-adopted list include: 1) Glencoe Accounting (McGraw-Hill Education, printed 2016); 2) South-Western Century 21 Accounting (Cengage Learning, Tenth Edition, printed 2016); and CEV Multimedia Ltd. (Please note that Cengage Southwestern offers a "General Journal approach" textbook and a "Multicolumn Journal approach" textbook.)

These publishers may print or update to subsequent editions, but not all schools will upgrade. Therefore, the UIL Accounting contest materials will continue to refer to the editions originally adopted for classroom use in the State of Texas (as listed above, printed in 2016).

Updated January 12, 2018

UIL Accounting Concepts List 2018-19

Please see the attached PDF file for the UIL Schedule of Concepts for the Accounting Contest.  This is also known as the "UIL Accounting Concepts List." 

The UIL Accounting Concepts List is a GENERAL FRAMEWORK to guide coaches and contestants as you prepare for each level of competition.  The list is NOT all-inclusive.

The first school year this "new" list was used was 2017-18 and was added to this website on December 10, 2017.   

This section was updated June 5, 2018

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

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
  • 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 June 5, 2018

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.  The UIL Accounting Concepts for 2018-19 is the same as the prior year and is posted on this website.  The updated concept list has the same basic framework as in years past, but does have some new concept additions.  (See the related articles on this site regarding textbooks and the Concept List.) 

The UIL Academic website (Menu item Resources/Academic Coordinator Resources/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 has the same basic framework, all prior year products are still viable for use in practice.

Updated June 5, 2018

Visit These Websites Often!

The UIL Academic website was totally revamped in January 2018.  The UIL 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.  Because of the NEW LOOK of the Academic website, it is suggested you take a tour early so when you NEED something fast, you will know where to find it.

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.

Updated January 12, 2018