New Leadership for UIL Accounting!

Please welcome your new UIL Accounting State Contest Director, Kay Whitton!
Please email Kay and welcome her as she serves in this position.  To stay current with UIL Accounting for the future, make sure Kay has your email address.
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During the transition in leadership, the UIL Accounting website will continue to be hosted by LaVerne Funderburk for the 2023-24 school year.  So, have no fear, the Archived Exams will still be on this website for the current school year.  (Please watch THIS website for information about the website transition for the 2024-25 school year.)
LaVerne's retirement on June 21, 2023 is only from the state contest director position.  LaVerne will continue to write educational and practice materials for the UIL Accounting contest.  Please see the Product Sales tab in the top menu.  Plans are to focus on detailed solutions for the regional level while continuing my usual district practice test and district detailed solutions.  These products won't be available until January 2024 and thereafter.  (This summer and fall include spending time with grand-girls and traveling.)
And now a short bio about Kay Whitton:  Kay taught high school accounting for 25 years, brought students and teams to state 21 of those years and coached 10 state champions!  Kay has coached UIL Accounting, Spelling, Current Issues & Events, and Social Studies and was the UIL Academic Coordinator for Jim Ned High School in Tuscola for many years.  After retiring from teaching, Kay continued to coach the UIL Accounting TEAM at Jim Ned, and she also assisted area schools with their UIL Academic programs.  She has presented at UIL Capital Conferences and UIL Student Activity Conferences for many years.
Besides writing the contest materials for UIL Accounting, Kay has a vision to assist UIL Accounting coaches in building, growing, and sustaining UIL Accounting programs by sharing coaching tips, strategies and motivational ideas.  Kay's enthusiasm and JOY for UIL Accounting promises to be contagious!
LaVerne Funderburk, CPA
updated May 1, 2024 

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." 

The participation rules for UIL Accounting (and some other UIL contests) have changed for 2023-24 (this began in the 2022-23 school year).  With District Executive Committee approval, a school may now take SIX students to the UIL Accounting District Contest. Please see the UIL ACADEMICS website for all the details.

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 on June 17, 2023.


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).

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UIL Accounting Concepts List 2023-24

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 list will be used in the 2023-24 school year.  

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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 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!

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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 the state contest director.  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.

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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 2023-24 is the same as the prior year and has not changed since the school year beginning in the fall of 2017.  (See the related articles on this site regarding textbooks and the Concept List.)

Please note Archived Exams will always lack the most recent prior year in order to comply with UIL Academics in Austin.  The most recent prior year's tests are available from UIL Academics' Fall Study Packet. 

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.

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Visit These Websites Often!

The UIL Austin 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.  If you are a new academic coach, 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.

Reviewed for content June 17, 2023